Private Sector Investment, Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships Critical To Achieving SDGs

Huffington Post: It’s Time to Get ‘Ambitious’ About Partnerships
Ann Mei Chang, executive director of the U.S. Global Development Lab at USAID

“…[I]f we are serious about ending extreme poverty … it’s time to evolve and expand our thinking. As donors, we need to ask: How can we be more catalytic? How can we help businesses spur economic growth and reduce poverty? … We see three promising frontiers: leveraging private capital, engaging with local private sector actors, and building multi-stakeholder alliances. … With the [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)], we have the opportunity for the biggest win-win in history. We can enable companies to do what they do best — make sound investments, create jobs, and spur economic growth. And at the same time, we can leverage private capital to reduce poverty. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will be no small task, and it will require unprecedented collaboration. But there is so much we can do together…” (9/22).