Goal 17 – Partnerships for Goals
Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
In order to create sustainability in the economic, social, and environmental fields, it is vital that partnerships exist between society, governments, and privately owned organisations. A partnership entails that all parties involved share mutual values and objectives to empower the people and environment. Developing countries can benefit from these partnerships to improve their sustainable energy use, transportation systems, and the layout of adequate infrastructure.
Developing countries have benefited from these partnerships as around 79% of imports from developing nations have entered other countries duty-free, which saves them a significant amount of money. Another key point concerning infrastructure is the internet: about 30% of the world’s young people are familiar with the internet and are regular online users, yet 4 billion people do not use the internet or have access to it.
If SDG 17 is fulfilled, developing countries will receive financial assistance and guidance from international sources and have debt sustainability in the long run. The least developed countries will have improved access to information and communication technology to enhance their quality of lives.
An Introduction to Goal 17
Written and created by our Partner’s Team
Number of organizations GVI partnered with in 2016
Official development assistance
stood at $135.2 billion in 2014, the highest level ever recorded
79% of imports
from developing countries enter developed countries duty-free
The debt burden
on developing countries remains stable at about 3 per cent of export revenue
The number of Internet users
in Africa almost doubled in the past four years
30% of the world’s youth
are digital natives, active online for at least five years
But more than four billion people
do not use the Internet, and 90% of them are from the developing world
Our Related UN Target
Enhance international support for implementing effective and targeted capacity-building in developing countries
to support national plans to implement all the sustainable development goals, including through North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation