Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2020

Press Release
 
 
Table of contents
 

Download the full report here (pdf version), for single chapters see below.

 
Preface (pdf format here)
 
Overview
 
A world in turmoil needs fundamental change (pdf format here)
Compiled by Jens Martens, Global Policy Forum
 
 
1– Spotlights on the multiple crisis: Impacts and responses on the ground
 
Spotlights on the multiple crises: Impacts and responses on the ground (pdf format here)
By Roberto Bissio, Social Watch
 
Box 1.1: When the global housing crisis meets a global pandemic: a social tragedy (pdf format here)
By Daria Cibrario, Public Services International
 
Box 1.2: Decentralised Governance – Kerala state, India (pdf format here)
By Vanita Nayak Mukherjee, DAWN
 
Box 1.3: Chile: The state as a rapist macho (pdf format here)
By Teresa Valdés, coordinator, Observatorio de Género y Equidad
 
Box 1.4: Beirut explodes (pdf format here)
By Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND)
 
 
2 – Systemic changes or back to the old normal?
 
Systemic changes or back to the old normal? (pdf format here)
By Jens Martens, Global Policy Forum
 
Box 2.1: Local government strategies to provide emergency lockdown solutions in the COVID-19 crisis (pdf format here)
By Daria Cibrario, Public Services International
 
Box 2.2. The IMF’s role in the devastating impacts of COVID-19 – the case of Ecuador (pdf format here)
By Pablo Iturralde, Centro de Derechos Económicos y Sociales (Ecuador)
 
Box 2.3: Contesting business-as-usual and promoting economic transformation in South Africa (pdf format here)
By Carilee Osborne and Pamela Choga, Institute for Economic Justice
 
 
3 - Building blocks of an agenda for systemic change
 
Building blocks of an agenda for systemic change (pdf format here)
 
I. RE-VALUE the importance of care in society (pdf format here)
By Corina Rodríguez Enríquez (DAWN)
 
Box 3.1: “We are only as safe as the most vulnerable among us” – Strengthening public health and social protection systems in response to the COVID-19 pandemic (pdf format here)
By Mira Bierbaum, Thomas Gebauer and Nicola Wiebe, Global Coalition for Social Protection Floors
 
II. RE-EMPOWERING public services in a time of COVID-19 (pdf format here)
By Daniel Bertossa, Public Services International (PSI)
 
Box 3.2: More than ever with COVID-19 we need strong public and social housing services (pdf format here)
By Daria Cibrario, Public Services International
 
Box 3.3: Strengthening public education systems (pdf format here)
By Antonia Wulff, Education International
 
III. RE-BALANCE global and local value chains (pdf format here)
By Stefano Prato, Society for International Development (SID)
 
IV. REINFORCING the shift towards climate justice (pdf format here)
By Vicente Paolo Yu, Third World Network
 
V. RE-DISTRIBUTE economic power and resources (pdf format here)
By Kate Donald and Ignacio Saiz, Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR)
 
Box 3.4: Public-Private Partnerships in the health sector: a needed revision to “build forward” better (pdf format here)
By Corina Rodríguez Enríquez, DAWN
 
VI. RE-REGULATE global finance (pdf format here)
By Bodo Ellmers, Global Policy Forum Europe
 
VII. RE-INVENTING multilateral solidarity: rhetoric, reaction or realignment of power? (pdf format here)
By Barbara Adams, Global Policy Forum
 
VIII. RE-DEFINE the measures of development and progress (pdf format here)
By Roberto Bissio, Social Watch
 
 
 4 – NATIONAL REPORTS
National reports are being published weekly.
 
AFGHANISTAN
BAHRAIN
BENIN (French)
BRAZIL
CANADA
FINLAND
HUNGARY
JORDAN
KENYA
NEPAL
NICARAGUA (en español)
PUERTO RICO (en español)
RÉPUBLIQUE DÉMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO (French)
SUDAN
SWITZERLAND
SYRIA
UNITED KINGDOM
 
 

Spotlight on Sustainable Development 2020
Shifting policies for systemic change
Lessons from the global COVID-19 crisis

Global Civil Society Report on the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs

Published by:
Social Watch, Third World Network (TWN), Global Policy Forum (GPF), Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN), Society for International Development (SID), Public Services International (PSI), Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR)

ISBN 978-3-943126-50-1
Beirut / Bonn / Ferney-Voltaire / Montevideo / New York / Penang / Rome / Suva, September 2020

 
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