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Spotlight 2019: Reshaping governance for sustainability

The 2019 Spotlight Report report dives more deeply into the (global) governance arrangements and institutions that will be necessary to implement alternative policies and to unleash the transformative potential of the SDGs. It offers analysis and recommendations on how to strengthen inclusive and participatory governance and to overcome obstacles and gaps in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. In doing this, it poses a strong call to action to world leaders just in advance of the SDG Summit in September 2019.

Source: www.2030spotlight.org

Mumbai to host Peoples' Convention on Infrastructure Financing from 21st June

Raising the serious issues of social and environmental costs in infrastructure projects, its economic burden on public and financial non-viability, the civil society organisations and social movements are set to organise a three day convention on Infrastructure Financing from June 21 – 23rd in Mumbai parallel to the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank’s third Annual Governors Meeting slated for June 25-26 in the same city. Almost 90 regional, national, and international grassroots and research organisations have come together to organise 20 workshops related to Infrastructure Financing; Development Financial Institutions; Policies and Safeguards; Urban Development; Transport; Port and Coastal Infrastructure; Energy and Energy Finance; Trade and International Financing; Water and Water Sector Reforms; Privatisation and PPPs, Gender; Social Marginalisation among other areas.

Source: http://www.uniindia.com/~/csos-to-organise-workshops-parallel-to-aiib-agm/States/news/1260675.html

Building the Right Infrastructure for Tomorrow

The World Bank is now doing an infrastructure roundtable in Cape Town promoting the PPP Guidance that has shown to be very unfair and unbalanced. They want a debate on twitter under the hashtag #InfraGovernance. The World Bank is promoting this event online via facebook ads. PSI and our allies will use our POP platform to organise our unions and our allies to push back against the World Bank attempts to use social media to sell their unpopular programme in South Africa. Use #InfraGovernance and say – People Over Profit // Good Governance for Public Procurement // PPP MisGuidance

Source: World Bank Live

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Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2018

"The world is off-track in terms of achieving sustainable development and fundamental policy changes are necessary to unleash the transformative potential of the SDGs.” This is the main message of the Spotlight Report 2018, the most comprehensive independent assessment of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The report was launched on 9 July, the opening day of the High Level Political Forum at the United Nations in New York by a global coalition of civil society organizations and trade unions.

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Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2017

The report provides the most comprehensive independent assessment of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In recent decades, the combination of neoliberal ideology, corporate lobbying, business-friendly fiscal policies, tax avoidance and tax evasion has led to a massive weakening of the public sector and its ability to provide essential goods and services.