SDG 17

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development finance

The aim of SDG 17 is to mobilize partnerships. Unlike the other 16 goals which mainly focus on ‘substantive’ targets, meaning that these targets are specific and outcome-oriented rather than process-oriented, goal 17 relates exclusively to the means necessary for the implementation of the ‘substantive’ goals. It recognises that in addition to having a shared vision of goals and aspirations for the planet and people, there has to be effective implementation of change on the ground. This involves building inclusive partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society, as well as the mobilisation of public and private, financial and nonfinancial means by which the SDGs can be delivered.