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SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

The SDGs can only be realized with strong global partnerships and cooperation.

A successful development agenda requires inclusive partnerships — at the global, regional, national and local levels — built upon principles and values, and upon a shared vision and shared goals placing people and the planet at the centre.

Many countries require Official Development Assistance to encourage growth and trade. Yet, aid levels are falling and donor countries have not lived up to their pledge to ramp up development finance.

In Asia and the Pacific, digitization and innovation have been engine for growth. However, digital divide remains within and between countries. The promise of technology and innovation remains unfulfilled for the poor.

Trade and FDI as key engines of growth are stalling and estimated to be worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The availability of SDG data has improved in the past five years in Asia and the Pacific, however, almost half cannot be measured due to insufficient or no data.

Strong international cooperation is needed now more than ever to ensure that countries have the means to recover from the pandemic, build back better and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Find out more on the Asia Pacific SDG Gateway.

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