A recent post on the United Nations Development Programme blog highlights the critical role foundations will play in the success of the SDGs. The post highlights insights from Ghana, Kenya, Colombia and Indonesia, where the United Nations is aiming to localize the SDGs by connecting local foundations with government and the private sector for policy discussions and development initiatives.
These countries, where economic development has resulted in increased donor engagement, have demonstrated the power of locally-driven philanthropy. They are better able to innovate, focus on outcomes, and provide insight to the complex barriers faced by the SDGs. By connecting with local philanthropy, governments and international organizations can maximize their impact.
We are excited by the growing focus on local partnerships, and look forward to seeing these local foundations drive change. To learn more about how GHR is working to advance global development priorities, contact us.