Donors efforts in SDGs implementation [ID: 226]

Donors’ efforts to implement the SDGs

The Platform debate has moved beyond the substantive considerations of the new opportunities of the SDGs and is addressing issues to support their achievement, especially SDG2 - the goal to end hunger and malnutrition and double the productivity and incomes of smallholder farmers by 2030 – on whose success many other SDGs build.

The members have focused on selected political entry points to support the achievement of SDG2. By facilitating direct exchange and information sharing, the Platform enables its members to coordinate their development assistance. This coordination includes the “50 by 2030 Initiative,” to align country visions and donor commitments to deliver SDG2 and grow enough food to feed the world. Further initiatives aim to share expertise in reporting on SDGs and mapping of donor commitments. The current SDG indicator framework will remain in place at least until 2020, when the first comprehensive review is scheduled.

While agriculture, food and nutritional security should remain a major focus of attention, world leaders increasingly realize the complexity of the challenges. Nurturing a sustainable future requires major transformations across issues and sectors, which can achieved only be building bridges between disciplines, people, and territories.

In acknowledgement of this fact, Wageningen University and Research convened its recent international SDG2 conference “Towards Zero Hunger: Partnerships for Impact,” uniting the discussion on SDG2 with SDG17 – Creating partnerships. Speaking at the conference high-level forum, Akinwumi Adesina, President of our member African Development Bank, emphasized the inter-connectedness of the efforts to tackle hunger and malnutrition: from electricity and financing instruments to technical innovation and political accountability as well as the cross-cutting issues of youth, gender and climate change.

A review of all 17 SDGs and 169 targets suggests that agriculture and rural development (ARD) provides a primary entry point for achieving.

  • SDG1 – end poverty in all forms everywhere
  • SDG5 – achieve gender equality
  • SDG 8 - promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth
  • SDG10 – reduce inequality within and among countries
  • SDG 13 - take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • SDG15 – protect, restore and promote sustainable ecosystems
Downloads Agenda 2030 [ID: 242]


Contacts Agenda 2030 [ID: 243]

Contact | Secretariat

Laura Barrington

Policy Advisor


Contact | Co-chair

David B. Hegwood

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Contact | Member

Bernhard Worm

Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development