Closing the gap between the actual and the desired level of investments to achieve the SDGs is clearly beyond the reach of governments and public lenders. Only with resolute engagement from the private sector, notably through partnerships with the public sector, can this be addressed. Participants at this year’s OECD Global Forum on Development will take stock of existing initiatives to catalyse the power of the private sector in supporting the Sustainable Development Goals, explore new avenues of partnerships to mobilise the necessary resources and understand how the OECD can help.
Mark your calendars to meet like-minded colleagues and be part of the discussions on how we can forge such alliances in credible and concrete ways to further our shared agenda for greater prosperity for all. You will join high-level representatives from governments, businesses, foundations and international organisations to focus on key policy challenges, notably new financial instruments, the role of small- and medium-sized enterprises, effective public-private dialogue, and the challenges and opportunities of urbanisation.