The MDG years offered an abundance of successful global partnerships for development. WESS 2014/2015 will analyse these partnerships and derive lessons for post-2015, as the new global sustainable development agenda transitions from a traditional donor-recipient framework to one based on solidarity.
The MDG years benefited from a significant expansion in the number and variety of partnerships formed. WESS 2014/2015 will survey the transformation of development cooperation witnessed during the MDG period, from being mostly an intergovernmental process to a wide-ranging system of cooperation involving not only national governments and multilateral organizations, but also private foundations, for–profit companies and wealthy individuals. While being beneficial overall, this proliferation of partners also created coordination challenges—a problem that may persist in carrying out the post-2015 development agenda. For this reason, WESS 2014/2015 will explore the means of implementation of the post-2015 development agenda, including issues of monitoring and accountability.
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World Economic and Social Survey 2014/2015: Chapter VI