7 biggest trends to emerge from Global Goals Week

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

No single story can encapsulate one of the most frenetic and wide-ranging weeks on the global development calendar.

While humanitarian agencies fight for safe passage and better opportunities for people fleeing conflict, a multinational consumer goods company might unveil its commitment to use digital payments, just as a minister of health announces new HIV drug procurement plans that could help turn the tide against the epidemic. Navigating the road closures, security checks, and traffic jams that lie between these proceedings is its own form of art (as is the actual art that sometimes pops up).

Underlying the scattering of news-making announcements, pledges, partnerships, and disappointments that make up Global Goals Week, a few currents tend to emerge. These speak to deeper shifts within the global development community, and point to the direction progress — or failure — might travel.

Photo courtesy of Isriya Paireepairit.

Source: Devex (link opens in a new window)

global development, SDGs