SDG Philanthropy Platform: Helping Philanthropy Engage in the Global Development Agenda

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

What's New

Zambia’s New National Development Plan: Embracing SDGs and New Ways of Working

20-7-2017

Zambia has recently completed development of its next medium-term national development plan – the Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP). The development of this inter-sectoral, results based plan provides an opportunity for foundations and philanthropic organizations to place a strong focus on addressing these concerns in their programming and funding.

Three organizations receive awards to improve access to safe water in Ghana

20-7-2017

Three social innovators – Saha Global, TREND and CONIWAS – have received grant awards totalling US$ 112,000 to implement initiatives that boost access to universal safe and affordable water in Ghana. The SDG Philanthropy Platform will  work with the grant winners to develop monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and reporting.

Student Debt in the USA: How can philanthropy help?

20-7-2017

In recent years, student debt has been a rising concern in the United States. New research from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and the TIAA Institute presents a new way to think about student debt and philanthropy’s role in postsecondary education funding. Indeed,  access to education is vital to the successful implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

  • Indonesia

    Pilot Country

    Indonesia is an archipelago state comprised of thousands of islands with an HDI ranking of 108 out of 187 countries. Its estimated population of 252 million makes it the world’s 4th most populous country, yet many people live below the extreme poverty line.

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    Levi Morsy

  • Zambia

    Pilot Country

    Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern Africa, with an estimated population of 15.7 million. Much of the population lives in rural areas, but the country is rapidly urbanizing.

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    UN, Zambia

  • Kenya

    Pilot Country

    Kenya is a country in East Africa with a largely rural population of about 45 million. The country is mainly agricultural, with other economic activities revolving around tourism, services, transport, communication, mining and oil.

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    UNDP Kenya

  • Ghana

    Pilot Country

    Located in West Africa, Ghana is the ninth largest economy in Africa. While it ranks 138 out of 187 countries in the HDI, over the last decade Ghana has grown economically, and also made progress on good governance, youth and gender empowerment.

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    UNDP Ghana

  • Colombia

    Pilot Country

    Colombia is a country in South America, with an HDI ranking of 98 out of 187 countries. The main obstacle to human development in the country is an asymmetric armed conflict that has been occurring since 1960.

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    UNDP Colombia

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

How Does Your Work Align with the SDGs?

Use our new tool, the SDG Indicator Wizard, to determine which Sustainable Development Goals and Targets relate to your work, and which indicators you can track in conjunction with your own indicators to measure your work’s impact.

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Dominik Lange

Who Are We?

The SDG Philanthropy Platform informs and catalyzes collaboration through building awareness and connections between those working in the philanthropy sector and beyond. We share a belief that the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are an important and effective new roadmap to a better world for all. We have brought together hundreds of foundations and philanthropists across many countries to create new partnerships to increase funding and create programs that will have greater, and more sustainable, impact on people’s lives. The SDGs weave together social, economic, and environmental challenges and solutions, and their creation and endorsement by all the world’s governments represents the efforts and voices of millions of people globally.

Launched by the United Nations Development Program, Foundation Center, and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors in 2014, our Platform’s partnerships illustrate the dedication of foundations and philanthropists from North and South America to Asia and from Europe to Africa. Explore our website and learn how you can join our effort to create the world we all hope to see.

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