Photo: Jon Warren/World Vision. Friendship, Rwanda
Even under the best-case scenario of all the MDGs being fulfilled, the task of eradicating extreme poverty will remain unfinished after 2015. The most vulnerable, those who have been left behind, still need to be reached. This will only be possible by taking new approaches. The same-old approaches have not and will not be enough. Cross-sector partnerships have huge potential to deliver the innovation needed.
World Vision believes it is vital to get intentional about realising the potential of cross-sector partnerships - this requires adopting targets in the post-2015 framework that specifically encourage and support their use. Based on this World Vision study we are proposing the inclusion of the following four targets for governments:
- T1: At country level, a single, action-oriented multi-stakeholder platform covering all of the new post-2015 goals is in place, convened by government. The platform supports the establishment and execution of cross-sector partnerships as a key mode of implementation to achieve the government's development priorities,and provides a clear entry point for all potential partners.
- T2: Accountability mechanisms are in place for all cross-sector partnerships.
- T3: Donor countries (including developing countries through South-South cooperation) commit to the provision of financial and technical assistance to developing country governments to enable T1 and T2 to be achieved.
- T4: A global, multi-stakeholder issue platform is in place for each of the new post-2015 goals, to convene diverse stakeholders and to support alignment with (and link to) national-level platforms.
We'd like to hear your views:
- Do you think there should be targets for cross-sector partnerships in the post-2015 framework? Why?
- Are there aspects of the enabling environment to support cross-sector partnerships that are not covered by these targets? What changes would you like to see to what is being proposed?
- Do you think it is possible, or indeed beneficial, to have one such multi-stakeholder platform at the national level and one lead platform for each of the new post-2015 goals at the global level?
- What key influencing opportunities (e.g. events, supportive organisations, influential individuals) can you recommend for advocacy on the inclusion of targets such as these in the post-2015 framework?
Please share your thoughts below!
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Read the Blog: Cross-sector Partnerships, Business, and the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda