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Sustainable development needs fundamental policy changes

New York, 9 July 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.” Global civil society report assesses obstacles and contradictions in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. This is the main message of the Spotlight Report 2018, the most comprehensive independent assessment of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The report is launched on 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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The right to water is a fundamental human right. No life without water.

PSI General Secretary, Rosa Pavanelli, took the floor at the UN High Level Political Forum during the first global review of SDG 6, water and sanitation, emphasising that, rather than promoting failed PPPs, the SDG process should look at public-public partnerships that are flourishing around the world.

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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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OECD DAC BLENDED FINANCE PRINCIPLES for Unlocking Commercial Finance for the Sustainable Development Goals

Blended fnance is the strategic use of development fnance for the mobilisation of additional fnance towards the SDGs in developing countries. The OECD has responded by bringing together key players from the private sector, civil society and governments to elaborate a common framework, the OECD DAC Blended Finance Principles for Unlocking Commercial Finance for the SDGs. Building on OECD analysis and best practices, these Principles were shaped by the DAC members and external stakeholders who provided country-level perspectives from their constituencies. As a result, theOECD DAC Principles for Unlocking Commercial Financefor the SDGs were approved at the DAC High LevelMeeting on 31 October 2017.

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Guaranteeing the Goals: Adapting Public Sector Guarantees to Unlock Blended Financing for the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

In this paper, the Milken Institute Center for Financial Markets and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) partnered to study policy and regulatory issues that are impeding development fnance tools, in particular key guarantees and relevant insurance products, from maximizing private capital mobilization.

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Spotlight on sustainable development

The Spotlight report provides the most comprehensive independent assessment of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). www.2030spotlight.com and www.world-psi.org/Spotlight2017 Find out more about the fight for public services here: www.world-psi.org

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