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Since its inception in July 2014, the Post-2015 Partnership Platform for Philanthropy -- soon to be called the SDG Philanthropy Platform or Platform for short -- has created vital linkages between an emergent philanthropy sector from around the world, the United Nations (UN) and some governments. It is leveraging the strengths of these stakeholders to contribute to the achievement and localization of the SDGs. Several key successes can be claimed:A clear track has been created for philanthropy to engage more deeply and in a more unified manner with the UN-led SDG process through concerted advocacy, communications and awareness-raising strategies.Progress has been made towards creating a global knowledge base around philanthropy's significant role in development initiatives around the world.Credible strides have been made in developing a data repository on philanthropic giving.
Post-Event Report: Fostering Commitment and Leadership for Philanthropy's Engagement in the Post-2015 Development Agenda for ColombiaMarch 12, 2015
On March 12, 2015, the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, along with the Asociación de Fundaciones Empresariales AFE Colombia, (Association of Corporate and Family Foundations in Colombia), the Foundation Center, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Ford Foundation, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and The MasterCard Foundation, launched the 'Post-2015 Partnership Platform for Philanthropy and Private Social Investment', a new project that seeks to identify opportunities and promote strategic multi-stakeholder partnerships for philanthropy and private social investment. Post-2015 Partnership Platform for Philanthropy and Private Social Investment' envisions to use the framework of Post-2015 Development Agenda, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as a common ground for the collaborative work.
Fomentando el Liderazgo y el Compromiso de la Filantropía y la Inversión Social Privada (ISP) con la Agenda pós-2015 para ColombiaMarch 1, 2015
La presentación de esta iniciativa se realizó a través del taller Fomentando el Liderazgo y el Compromiso de la Filantropía y la Inversión Social Privada (ISP) con la Agenda pos-2015 para Colombia, que convocó no solamente la comunidad filantrópica, sino también al gobierno nacional y local, al sector privado, a la academia, y a la sociedad civil, con el objetivo de abrir el diálogo para identificar y potenciar oportunidades en las que la filantropía y la inversión social privada (ISP) puedan avanzar hacia una colaboración más estratégica en este nuevo contexto de desarrollo. En Colombia este proceso tendrá especial importancia, teniendo en cuenta los retos que enfrenta como sociedad ante la llegada del pos conflicto y la necesidad de sentar las bases de una paz duradera. La 'Plataforma de Colaboración pos 2015 para la Filantropía y la Inversión Social Privada' facilitará la colaboración, no solamente en el ámbito nacional con los cuatro pilotos que está realizando (Kenia, Colombia, Indonesia y Ghana), sino también una colaboración global.
The world is at a pivotal moment for global development cooperation. While many stakeholders are brought increasingly into international development processes, philanthropy stands apart, despite the scale, ambition and potential of philanthropy's contributions to international development.A range of issues and recommendations are raised in this report, commissioned by the United Nations Development Program. Philanthropy's contributions to international development should be better measured, and there is a need for a stronger emphasis on better data overall in terms of both measuring progress, and enabling a better understanding of the range of potential grantees working on development themes.This report was commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme as a background paper for the conference International Development Cooperation: Trends and Emerging Opportunities -- Perspectives of the New Actors in Istanbul, June 2014.Disclaimer: The views presented here are the contributors' and do not necessarily reflect the views and position of the United Nations Development Programme.HighlightsIn 2011 alone, at least 300 US foundations contributed over $770 million towards MDG Goal 1 of eradicating extreme poverty and hungerRemittances sent home by migrants to developing countries are equivalent to more than three times the size of official development assistance.In 2013, India was the top destination country for officially recorded remittances ($70 billion), with the next three highest being China ($60 billion).90,000 foundations are registered in the US, with the top 1,122 foundations accounting for nearly half of all foundation giving.Were the middle classes to donate an average of 1% of their annual spending to charity by 2030, they would contribute an estimated $550 billion to civil society per year.
Reflections on Social Accountability: Catalyzing Democratic Governance to Accelerate Progress Towards the Millennium Development GoalsJuly 1, 2013
Jointly produced by the Oslo Governance Centre/BDP and the Civil Society Team/BERA, this paper captures diverse examples of initiatives in which social accountability principles and tools have been used to promote a two-way dialogue between citizens and the state, address social exclusion and increase citizen engagement in service delivery. The four chapters in the paper, by experts in the field, cover social accountability in the context of new information and communications technology, urbanization and development, conflict-affected countries, and social inclusion and the MDGs. Reflections on Social Accountability, UNDP July 2013.
The 2013 Human Development Report -- "The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" -- examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising new powers of the developing world and its long-term implications for human development.China has already overtaken Japan as the worlds second biggest economy while lifting hundreds of millions of its people out of poverty. India is reshaping its future with new entrepreneurial creativity and social policy innovation. Brazil is lifting its living standards through expanding international relationships and antipoverty programs that are emulated worldwide.But the "Rise of the South" analyzed in the Report is a much larger phenomenon: Turkey, Mexico, Thailand, South Africa, Indonesia and many other developing nations are also becoming leading actors on the world stage.
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