SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals

“A successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. These inclusive partnerships built upon principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the centre, are needed at the global, regional, national and local level.”

(UN Sustainable Goals, SDG 17)

Urgent action is needed to mobilize, redirect and unlock the transformative power of trillions of dollars of private resources to deliver on sustainable development objectives. Long-term investments, including foreign direct investment, are needed in critical sectors, especially in developing countries. These include sustainable energy, infrastructure and transport, as well as information and communications technologies. The public sector will need to set a clear direction. Review and monitoring frameworks, regulations and incentive structures that enable such investments must be retooled to attract investments and reinforce sustainable development. National oversight mechanisms such as supreme audit institutions and oversight functions by legislatures should be strengthened.

In line with this rhetoric, the Elsevier Foundation aims at increasing its partnerships with different stakeholders as to contribute to the success of the SDGs. To know more about our initiatives, check out the articles below.

Report: Mapping research to advance the SDGs

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Embedding technology to boost inclusive health, education and research

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Inclusive research and multilingualism are crucial for tackling critical health challenges

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Elsevier opens up Embase to Research4Life

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SDG Inspiration Day

On Monday 25th of November, we held our first Elsevier SDG Inspiration Day, in partnership between Elsevier, the Elsevier Foundation ...
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#DataDive London: changing the world one data scientist at a time

DataKind and the Elsevier Foundation partner to bring hackers and coders together with UK charities for a 48-hour hackathon Nelly ...
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Summer DataDive 2019

DataDives are high energy, marathon-style, 48-hour events where nonprofits work alongside teams of data scientists, developers and designers to use ...
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Bringing big data science to Africa

A major event on big data and artificial intelligence in Africa – organised by TWAS, TYAN and the Elsevier Foundation ...
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Research without Borders from Kampala, Uganda

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Amplifying the voice of African medical research

Elsevier volunteers connect editors of the Rwanda Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences to journalists Press conference for a new ...
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