ECONOMIC ALLIANCE GROUP INTERATIONAL SOCIETY FOR POVERTY ELIMINATION (Global NGO)
(Global Integrated Sustainable Solutions Provider)
ER&A NEHMAP Initiative
ER and Associates Limited New End Hunger, Malnutrition and Poverty (Global Social Enterprise)
(International Development Cooperation Consultants)
Sustainable Solutions to 193/306 UN Member States SDG Pledge Delivery by 2030: HPLF July 2018 Outcome - Matters Arising (3)?
EAG Thoughts on Priorities and Direction in the Implementation and Evaluation of Food, Nutrition, Agriculture and Security Vision Dimension Linked to Public Sector Management, Public Finance Management, Procurement and Governance Dimension of Transformation Agenda – AAAA, SDG, COP21 and Agenda 21 for Delivery on SDG Pledge - No Goal will be considered met if it is not met by all Peoples in all Countries by 2030 Target date.
World Leaders agreed in September 2015 the UN led Sustainable Development Goals, SDGs, aimed at delivering Sustainable Solutions to real and complex World Political, Economic, Social, Security, Peace, Cultural, Religious and Environmental problems on the ground in each specific Community, Country or Continent location context by 2030. There is a Pledge in the SDGs which states that No Goal will be considered met if it is not achieved by all Peoples in all Countries.
SDGs Implementation started January 2016. At 2 2/3 years of Implementation there are many UN and UN Member States both North Countries and South Countries Reports that find that all 193/306 UN Member States are Off Track achieving SDGs and delivering on SDGs Pledge by end 2030, just 12 1/3 years remaining.
“We have only 12 more years until 2030 to fully realize this transformative agenda, but these Goals are absolutely within our reach. It will require policy makers’ unwavering attention, a laser-sharp focus on implementation of these Goals, and a true sense of urgency,” said UN DESA’s Under Secretary-General Liu Zhenmin at the July 2018 High Level Political Forum, HPLF on Sustainable Development.
Under Secretary-General Liu Zhenmin’s comment underlines the fact that even in those North and South Countries where there has been Progress on some of the Goals in the past 2 2/3 years, these Countries are lagging on some of the Goals and back Tracking in some other Goals. The situation is worse in North and South Countries that are lagging in many of the Goals and back Tracking in some other Goals.
Yet the implication of the SDG Pledge is that if all Communities in all 193/306 UN Member States meet all the 17 Goals by end 2030 but just One Community in One North or South Country fail to meet just One of the 17 Goals by end 2030 All North and South Countries in our World today have Collectively Failed to meet the SDGs.
In Paper (1) we urged National Leaders and World Leaders to appreciate that as long as they do not know why the unfinished business of MDGs is yet to be completed as at 11 of 60 Quarters of Implementation of SDGs, they will not know HOW to Reform National and International Development Cooperation Systems in ways that strengthen all 193/306 UN Member States to get back On Track and achieve delivery on SDGs Pledge.
In Paper (2) we expressed concern that DCF May 2018 and HPLF July 2018 ignored our suggestions for finding answer to SDGs/SDGs Pledge How Questions as Master Key for getting all 193/306 UN Member States back on Track towards achieving delivery on SDGs Pledge by end 2030 target date.
We articulated more details of interrelated, interdependent, interconnected and interlinked relationship between the answer to SDGs/SDGs Pledge How Questions and related How Questions and achieving increasing convergence between SDGs/SDGs Pledge Vision Intention and Reality in all 193/306 UN Member States by end 2030 target date and urge the National Leaders and World Leaders in all 193/306 UN Member States; UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO (ITO) and their Partners to recognize and appreciate need to Work Together to Benefit Together Concept of the SDGs as well as its Leave No One Behind Concept are demonstrated and been seen to be demonstrated in practice through aligning and harmonizing the work towards answering the these How questions with realities on the ground in each specific Community, Sub-national, National, Sub-regional, Regional and Global location context.
In this Paper, we would be elaborating more on the SDGs Concepts of Work Together Benefit Together and Leave No One Behind as Operative and Directive Principles of National / State Policy in all Countries, if the Task that must be done to achieve delivery on SDGs/SDGs Pledge in remaining 12 1/3 years is to be Done in all 193/306 UN Member States.
As long as this National and Global Task is not done in all Communities, Countries and Continents in our World today, achieving delivery on SDGs/SDGs Pledge in all North and South Countries in our World today will be a Mirage and the Ultimate Consequences of allowing this to be the Case by end 2030 will be Catastrophic for all Citizens in all North and South Countries in our World today.
UNDP Discussion Paper on “Leave No One Behind” Implementation Framework
UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner at the July 2018 HPLF presented a UNDP Discussion Paper that looks at what “Leave No One Behind” Concept of the SDGs in All North and South Countries means in practice.
This UNDP Paper asserts that to understand in each North or South Country who is being left behind and why, and to shape effective responses, five key factors should be assessed: Discrimination, Geography, Governance, Socio-Economic Status, Shocks and Fragility; based upon the outcome of this assessment, for each North or South Country to deliver on their commitment to realize the Agenda 2030 – Implement and Evaluate SDG in the North or South Country and in ways that achieve delivery on SDGs/SDGs Pledge by end 2030 target date – just 12 1/3 years remaining, the UNDP Paper suggests that the specific North or South Country take an integrated approach, drawing on mutually reinforcing “levers” to Examine, Empower and Enact Change.
This UNDP Paper is welcome but it is about 3 years late. The issues raised ought to have been discussed before World Leaders approved the SDGs in September 2015 and by now should have been implemented in past 2 2/3 years of Implementation of SDGs. That this is not the case in reality present evidence that the UNDP Paper is another beautiful Vision and Words without Action as well as Motion without Movement UNDP Paper.
This UNDP Paper answered Who, Why and What Questions – SAYING Matter that is Easy but avoided or evaded answering How Questions – DOING Matter that is Especially Difficult.
This UNDP Paper underlines urgent need for UNDP to Rethink its Internal and External Publics Rights, Duties and Responsibilities, if UNDP is to deliver on its Central Role responsibility and in ways that inspire other UNO Entities in particular and UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO (ITO) Entities in general need to Collaborate better with other International Community Entities in all 193/306 UN Member States as well as all National and Sub-national Entities; all Universities and Tertiary Institutions; all Businesses – Micro, Small, Medium, Large and Transnational including Cooperatives and other Social Economy and Social Enterprises; all Banks and other Financial Institutions; all Communities and other Stakeholders Entities “To come up with ways and means of effectively and efficiently converting SDGs and other Global Goals Vision aligned and harmonized with National Development Plan; Sub-national Development Plans including all Communities Development Plans: Policy, Program and Project Interventions, 3PIs and 3PIs Training as One. This will help in the design and delivery of the type of National and International Development Cooperation Model that achieve SDGs Pledge delivery by end 2030 target date in each specific Community, Country or Continent location context, thus meeting the real needs of over 4 Billion Poor in all North and South Countries in our World today.
SDGs: Universal and Integrated Agenda
The UNDP Paper Calls for Change from “Development-as-usual”/”Business-as-usual” Approach to “Development-unusual”/”Business-unusual” Approach. Yet UNDP is Unwilling to Demonstrate and be seen to Demonstrate “Walking Its Talk”. If UNDP is Serious, the Change UNDP Called for in the Paper should Start from UNDP Internal Publics Led by UNDP Administrator and Executive Management at Headquarters, Regional Offices and Country Offices before spreading to 170 Countries where UNDP/UNO has Offices Worldwide and ultimately all 193/306 UN Member States.
Integrated Dimensions of the SDGs
The SDGs is an All Embracing, All Inclusive and Ambitious Agenda without an All Embracing, All Inclusive and Ambitious Implementation and Evaluation Agenda. This explains why at almost 3 years of Implementation, all 193/306 UN Member States are Off Track achieving delivery on SDGs Pledge by 2030. As long as all 193/306 UN Member States Entities and all UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO (ITO) Entities continue facing the same direction and adopting the same priorities, it is clear that SDGs Pledge cannot be delivered in all 193/306 UN Member States in the next 100 years.
The UNDP Paper underlines the fact that should 193/306 UN Member States; UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO (ITO) and their National and International Partners adopt Multiple Paradigm Shifts described in our Papers, the foundation for achieving delivery on SDGs Pledge in all 193/306 UN Member States could be rebuilt in about 4 months remaining to end 2018, such that in the 12 years remaining to end 2030 Target date, that is from 2019 Year 4 of Implementation, Mechanism could be put in place to ensure that all 193/306 UN Member States get back On Track toward achieving delivery on SDGs Pledge by end 2030. To achieve this, layers and layers of complex issues these to be effectively tackled. These include the following Dimensions of the SDGs/SDGs Pledge:-
1. The Inclusive Education – Education for Sustainable Development; Education for Sustainable Citizenship, Education for Sustainable Consumption and Education for Sustainable Production
2. Inclusive Entrepreneurship – Public Organization (State Actors), Commercial Organization, Social Organization, Volunteer Organization (Non State Actors)
3. Corruption – Petty and Grand
4. Mismanagement – Abuse, Misuse, Disuse
5. Waste – Financial, Industrial, Agricultural – Pre Harvest, Harvest, Post Harvest
6. Spiritual (Bad) – Sorcery, Witchcraft, Occultism, Cultism, Secret Society, Black Magic
7. Spiritual (Good) – Meaning, Purpose, Sacrifice, Faith, Hope, Love
8. Development, Diplomacy, Defense, Democracy, Elections, Data, Digitization, Dignity, Justice
9. Political, Cultural, Economic, Financial, Social, Environmental (Climate Change), Peace, Security, Moral, Ethics, Civics, Citizenship, Communication, Legal, Government, Governance, Productivity, Quality, Empowerment, Service Delivery
10. Ownership, Alignment, Harmony, Leverage, Synergy, Transparency, Transformation, Accountability, Participation, Monitoring, Evaluation, Lessons Learning, Measuring Success, Results
11. Trade, Aid, Debts, Agriculture, Industry, Manufacturing, Mining, Migration, Science, Medicine, Arts, Humanities, Entertainment, Sports, Recreation, Music, Theatre, Information, Awareness, Sensitization
12. Attitude, Behavior, Mindset, Character, Courage, Discipline, Skills, Anthropology, Psychology, Philosophy, Reform, Re-engineering, Re-design, Re-organization
Urgent SDGs/SDGs Pledge Implementation and Evaluation Action Needed Now
To meaningfully address above layers and layers of complex issues as applicable in each specific community, country, continent, global location context, there is a need to strengthen systemic implementation, monitoring and evaluation of continued compliance between projected targets and actual achievement. This is one area where all national and international stakeholders will have to speedily come up with a more systematic approach.
Discussing the role of ICTs in making the rural sector more attractive for young people, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva at FAO, AUC, Government of Rwanda Conference on ICT Innovations to Attract Youth to Agriculture, August 2018 noted the need to “think beyond farm jobs,” and explore employment opportunities across entire agri-food value chains. Citing one example, he pointed to the rising demand for high-value products in urban areas, which also offers multiple employment opportunities in processing, distribution, marketing and retailing of food products. Da Silva observed that this will require addressing a number of serious and interrelated constraints, including: the lack of formal employment options for young people, limited access to relevant education and technical training; limited access to finance, information and markets; and low involvement in decision-making processes. The Big Question is the issues raised not primary responsibility of FAO and related UNO Entities – UNDP, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNICEF, ILO, WHO, UNDESA etc?
These UNO Entities need Help if they are to meaningfully Use their Power as Convener, Catalyst, Collaborator, Cultivator to serve as Mobilizer and Facilitator in each specific Community, Sub-national, National, Sub-regional, Regional and Global location context and in ways that effectively address fundamental issues of Education, Information, Public Awareness, Public Sensitization, Evaluation and Training, if they are to deliver the type of help all 193/306 North and South Countries need from them to achieve delivery on SDGs Pledge by end 2030 target date. This demand:-
- Special National and International Stakeholders Joint Work Program that meaningfully addresses all fundamental issues relevant to achieving delivery on SDGs Pledge in each specific North or South Country location context in the limited 12 1/3 years remaining to end 2030 target date.
- Stimulating National and International Stakeholders Discussion as well as Directing it. Domestic Action – Local, Sub-national and National needs to be effectively complimented by International Action – Sub-regional, Regional and Global.
- Producing 2030 ‘Transformation Agenda’, SDGs as Global Vision, applicable to all 193/306 UN Member States, of ‘Sustainability’ or ‘Sustainable Development’, including consideration of its inter-related components such as lifelong education, lifelong entrepreneurship, population, hunger, malnutrition, poverty, inequality, gender, unsustainable production, environmental degradation, climate change, democracy, human rights, conflict prevention and peace building and ‘True Development’, noting 17 Goals of SDGs Indivisibility: interrelated, interconnected, interdependent and interlinked - Action Oriented Papers, as well as Implementation and Evaluation of 17 Goals of SDGs Blueprints for Action, as applicable to each specific Community, Sub-national, National, Sub-regional, Regional and Global location context.
- Meaningfully involving Original Ideas Creators as well as Specialists and Generalists in all branches of Education, Science, Culture, Communication, Evaluation and other relevant Disciplines in the Implementation and Evaluation of Action Agenda Items in the Blueprints for Action with Joint Work Program appropriate to each specific Community, Sub-national, National, Sub-regional, Regional and Global location context.
- Meaningfully involving all relevant National and International Multiple Partners and Broad Community of Stakeholders in the Noble Enterprise of achieving delivery on SDGs Pledge in the specific North or South Country in the limited 12 1/3 years remaining to end 2030 target date.
- Establishing Research, Knowledge and Information Management System including Registry of MSPs that Work and Innovative Practices and Sustainable Solutions that Work at Community, Sub-national, National, Sub-regional, Regional and Global location context.
- Promoting Lifelong Education – Education for Sustainable Development, Education for Sustainable Citizenship and Education for Sustainable Consumption, as the force of the future – which cannot be other than a sustainable future – and strengthening National and International commitment to maximizing genuine efforts and multiplying effective partnerships for the true development and sincere deployment of this force in the cause of conflict prevention peace building and human betterment in all 193/306 UN Member States as partial option for operationalizing in practice the Leave No One Behind and Work Together Benefit Together Concepts of the SDGs to deliver on SDGs Pledge in all North and South Countries Worldwide.
In sum, the puzzle of sustainable development cannot be solved by concentrating on the pieces. It has to be seen as a whole – in both its scientific, technological, political, economic, financial, environmental, security, cultural, religious, peace and social dimensions – not as a series of isolated issues and problems. In the final analysis, sustainable development is humanity’s response to an emerging global challenge and crisis.
Attitudinal and Behavioral Change – Business, Governments, UN System and Partners
When particular social behaviors allow the loose movement of talent, ideas, and capital within a specific community, sub-national, national, sub-regional, regional or global location context the human networks – multi stakeholder partnerships / platforms can then generate extraordinary patterns of self-organization.
As groups unite and intervene in their future, leaders must remember that communities, countries and continents do not exist in isolation. As ecosystems, all communities, all countries and all continents are interrelated, interconnected, interdependent and interlinked in some fashion on a larger stage of evolution and survival. In a regime of healthy competitiveness, the prosperity of a specific community, country or continent will boost the prosperity of other communities, countries or continents. This common and shared prosperity is rising tide lifting all boats and in ways that put all North and South Countries on Track to achieve delivery on SDGs Pledge by end 2030 target date.
The business community in specific community, country, continent location context need to appreciate that as the ultimate consumer of workforce at specific community, country, continent location context they need to become more constructively engaged in advancing education for sustainable development, education for sustainable citizenship, education for sustainable consumption and education for sustainable production. They need to see education as key component of national and international development: political, economic, social, environmental.
Business leaders are more than just employers and taxpayers. While these roles are important, they only address part of the value a business enterprise adds to a regional innovation ecosystem:-
1. As global operators, businesses are well placed to see impending changes from outside the local area.
2. As merchants, businesses bring in messages of a service economy and regional economy, plus the connections to other economies. As talent makers, businesses are driven to invest in the development of new skills that help enhance the local workforce.
3. As capitalists, businesses value stories of growth and prosperity, so that they can encourage other stakeholders around them to consider bigger dreams and broader impacts.
4. As issue advocates, businesses provide a constant thread across local government elections and turnover. Business leaders know how to get things done. Business leaders want results, and they want them now. There’s no waiting for the next election cycle.
5. And as good neighbors, businesses donate and fund activities that improve or revitalize local conditions, from traffic patterns to community spaces.
By knowing the mix of and interplay between these roles, business leaders can consider the numerous ways that they can nurture and nudge an innovation ecosystem forward in tandem with other community leaders.
Business leaders and Political Leaders Jointly need to:-
1. Serve as catalysts, conveners, cultivators and collaborators promoting and protecting innovative and creative ideas and sustainable solutions that work rather than seek to push their own ideas and interests on preferred solutions to real and complex problems on the ground in specific community, country, continent location context that had not worked in the past, is not working now and will not work in the future.
2. Recognized the benefits of uniting a community, country or continent around a common concern and fostering collaboration, cohesion, cooperation and coordination in each specific community, country or continent location context.
3. Breeders. In other words, good Business and Political leaders are able to spark more ideas in the communities, countries and continents they touch, they are able to foster optimal conditions for more creation and growth, and they are able to help hatch new possibilities that generate future productivity, better empowerment and new life within a broader ecosystem.
This underlines the importance of the right Business and Political leadership to help a community, country or continent:-
1. “break into a generous, collaborative, cooperative, cohesive, coordinated mode of action”, necessary to do the much that remains to be done in the 12 1/3 years left to end 2030 target date for achieving delivery on SDGs Pledge in all 193/306 UN Member States.
2. Adopt a joint strategy with common programming framework for achieving delivery on SDGs Pledge in all 193/306 UN Member States in 12 1/3 years left to end 2030 target date as appropriate to each specific community, country, continent location context that includes a strong communications component, and start by building trust among key players in all relevant national and international stakeholder groups in the multi stakeholders partnerships / platforms.
3. Appreciate that Leaders of the MSPs must have strong interest in the continuing success of other Stakeholders – National and International as practical option for inspiring and maintaining Trust, through seeking Mutual Benefit.
4. Build and share existing resources, as well as know how to create new possibilities for delivering real benefit of newly cooperative, cohesive, coordinated and collaborative efforts driven by a mutual spirit of hope that reinforce the Peoples’ feeling that things really can be better and see new solutions that didn’t exist before as practical option for substantially getting a community, country or continent to a better place, through achieving delivery on SDGs Pledge be end 2030.
5. Balance external infrastructures (such as Roads and Internet access) with internal infrastructures (such as public spaces), which enable faster flows of ideas between people in an area – community, country. In short, factors of quality need to balance the factors of quantity in any innovation community, country or continent ecosystem that is connected for achieving delivery on SDGs Pledge by end 2030 target date.
6. Appreciate that Business Innovation is Key to achieving delivery on SDGs Pledge in all 193/306 UN Member States and this Business Innovation resides in communities, countries and continents.
7. Appreciate that everyone who lives and works in a community, country or continent shares responsibility for its success as ecosystem seeking to achieve delivery on SDGs Pledge by end 2030 target date.
8. Appreciate that ethical values are the principal factor in social cohesion and, at the same time, the most effective agent of change and transformation; that achieving sustainability/delivery on SDGs Pledge in all 193/306 UN Member States will depend ultimately on changes in behavior and lifestyles in each specific community, country or continent location context, changes which will need to be motivated by a shift in values and rooted in the cultural and moral precepts upon which behavior is predicated and that without change of this kind, even the most enlightened legislation, the cleanest technology, the most sophisticated research will not succeed in steering society towards the long-term goal of sustainability.
9. Appreciate that Education in the broadest sense – Education for Sustainable Development, Education for Sustainable Citizenship, Education for Sustainable Consumption and Education for Sustainable Production will by necessity play a pivotal role in bringing about the deep change required, in both tangible and intangible ways for achieving delivery on SDGs Pledge in all 193/306 UN Member States in the 12 1/3 years remaining to end 2030 target date.
10. Appreciate the Big Question is: How long can we wait to adopt a new ethic for the future, an ethic which will drive us to rectify our current path and to anticipate our future needs, regardless of how broad or how deep the required changes need to be? That is Integral Part of answer to PSM, MSPs, SDGs/SDGs Pledge etc How Questions in each specific community, country or continent location context?
Rethinking for Delivery on SDGs/SDGs Pledge by end 2030 Target Date
We cannot continue to see poverty as a simplistic financial indicator, measured in a household income gap between rich and poor. These big indicators are useful tools to track where we are, but they seldom give us the nuanced understanding we need to understand the dimensions of social change. It is becoming imperative that we shift our debate to a more nuanced understanding of inequality and the poverty it causes, so that we can start taking the small steps that are needed to strengthen the foundations of our society, building an inclusive society. All of these need to be on the table. These are what need to be discussed and we have yet to have a serious meeting on these issues. That’s the problem.
Also we cannot continue to deploy Multiple Approaches many of which are divergent yet seek to achieve delivery on SDGs/SDGs Pledge in all 193/306 UN Member States by end 2030 Target date, a Global Task demanding deploying One Worldwide / Universal Approach – A Common and Systemic Approach that is Not a One Cap Fit All but a Generic Approach Capable of being Adjusted to meet the Unique and Needs of Specific Community, Sub-national, Country, Sub-regional, Regional /Continental and Global location context in specific Goal – part or whole or Group of Goals 2 – 17 – part or whole. Such One Worldwide / Universal Approach will be based on Common Agreement on Principles, Instrument corresponding to each Principle, Practices and Database.
This type of One Worldwide /Universal Approach will be the Framework within which Rethinking Development Finance; Rethinking Cooperatives, Social Economy and Social Enterprise, Rethinking Global Economy; Rethinking Evaluation; Rethinking Development, Diplomacy, Defence, Democracy, Data and Digitization; Rethinking Sustainability, Rethinking Communication and Rethinking Multi Stakeholder Partnerships / Platforms, MSPs, Rethinking Government, Rethinking Governance, Rethinking Attitude and Behaviour, Rethinking Globalization and Rethinking Lobbying as Force for Good as Foundation for Achieving increasing Convergence between 2030 Transformation Agenda – AAAA, SDG, COP21, Agenda 21 Vision Intention ad Reality in each Community in each of 193/306 UN Member States by Target Date.
EAG 3 PCM Approach
The EAG 3PCM Approach is the most advance such One Worldwide / Universal Approach available to 193/306 UN Member States; UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO (ITO) and their National and International Partners in our World today.
3PCM Approach includes systems reform approach as well as development anthropological approach to supporting all 193/306 UN Member States to achieve delivery on SDGs/SDGs Pledge in 12 1/3 years remaining begins with the assumption that effective national and international development cooperation communication strategies must be grounded in and cognizant of people’s in each specific community in each specific country’s cultural and material lives, their needs and responsibilities, their attitudes and commitments, their beliefs about hunger, poverty, nutrition, health, conflicts and inequalities causation as well as illness and disease causation and the priorities and constraints that are the basis for their practices.
3PCM Short Version
Understanding the political, economic, social, religious and cultural processes that guides decision-making about hunger, poverty, nutrition, health, conflicts, inequalities, illness and disease and the roles and expectations that go with it can be useful for identifying, promoting and protecting sustainable solutions to achieving delivery on SDGs/SDGs Pledge How Questions unique to each specific community / country location context in a timely, culturally appropriate, effective manner, thus ensuring SDGs Pledge is delivered in all 193/306 UN Member States in 12 1/3 years remaining to end 2030 target date. This requires investigation of local development systems and effectively linking these into national and international development systems and in ways that meaningfully deliver new local, national and international development cooperation systems fit for the 21 st Century.
In the New System, Cultural systems of belief help people to tackle hunger, poverty, nutrition, health, conflicts, inequalities, illness and disease, and Development cooperation systems provide explanations for how and why people get hunger, poverty, nutrition, health, conflicts, inequalities, illness and disease challenges as well as guidance for what to do when confronted with challenges.
In the New dispensation, all Development Cooperation Systems can or will be characterized by at least six elements:
1. Explanations of the root cause or primary cause of hunger, poverty, nutrition, health, conflicts, inequalities, illness and disease in the specific community / country / continent location context;
2. Mechanisms for the correct diagnosis of root cause or primary cause of hunger, poverty, nutrition, health, conflicts, inequalities, illness and disease in the specific community / country / continent location context ;
3. Correct Prescription of appropriate remedy actions or therapy on the basis of the Correct Diagnosis and
4. Correct Surgery and Correct Recovery Management to ensure remedy actions on the basis of the Correct Prescription achieve sustainable success that are reinforced and maintained and in ways that ensure all 193/306 UN Member States achieve delivery on SDGs/SDGs Pledge in 12 ½ years remaining to end 2030 target date.
5. Communication for Development Change Mobilizing appropriate levels of Political Will, Public Will, Public Awareness, Public Sensitization necessary to meaningfully address (1) – (4) in the specific community / country / continent location context;
6. Changing Attitude and Behavior at Scale and Communication for Behavioral Impact to meaningfully address (1) – (5) in specific community / country / continent location context.
Intensive diplomatic action and massive political will required to achieve delivery on SDGs Pledge in all 193/306 UN Member States by end 2030: What needs to be done now, because it wasn’t done before [adopting the SDGs], is the basic diplomatic work that looks at all the issues that are involved here, puts them all on the table and begins a diplomatic process between the national and international stakeholders in each specific community, sub-national, national, sub-regional, regional and global location context.
Building State/National capacity requires a focus on three crucial dimensions:-
1. The crafting of political coalitions needed to set and carry out policies, programs and projects;
2. Mobilizing resources with which to implement and evaluate national and international development cooperation objectives; and
3. Allocating resources to productive; empowerment; and child and family welfare-enhancing sectors and enforcing rules governing their use.
SDGs Complementary Relationships
Effectiveness of one institution or policy in a particular sphere may lead to, or require, complementary institutions or policies in others. Pursuit of one set of policies in one domain and the neglect of others may undermine the full realization of the benefits of the chosen set of policies.
Achieving institutional complementarity requires – but should not be reduced to – policy coherence. Institutional complementarities or policy regimes are a product of competing values on rights, differences in the weights accorded to markets and non-market institutions in coordinating activities, and differences in power structures that have evolved historically. The exploitation of synergies among different sectors and subsectors is important in overcoming poverty and inequality. However, such synergistic relationships are not automatic. They require conscious design of both economic and social policies, backed by sufficiently powerful coalitions to see them through.
Ultimately, to fully mainstream SDG investing, new products need to be developed. The financial sector excels at innovation when demand is there. If Government creates Demand, the Private Sector including the Financial Sector will create supply.
To achieve the SDGs, Member States need not only increased financing, but also fit-for-purpose national and international institutions that facilitate economic stability and sustainable development.
Finding a successful SDG Financing Model means:-
1. Deploying Whole of Governments – All Arms of All Tiers Budget, including Public Organizations Budget
2. Deploying Whole of Domestic and International Aid Budget, including Volunteer Organizations
3. Attracting 20% of the US$300 Trillion Funds available annually to the Private Sector, including Commercial Organizations, Social Organizations
4. Not just changing how businesses (Public Organizations, Commercial Organizations, Social Organizations, Volunteer Organizations) operate to better support Sustainability and SDGs in Community, Country, Continent location context, but also strengthening established and new businesses that are Social Economy and Social Enterprise Organizations, like co-operatives, which are more likely in the longer-term to meet human needs; it also means changing how people behave.
We all need to start promoting and protecting lifelong Education and lifelong Entrepreneurship for unleashing Innovation and Creativity appropriate to Empowering each specific Community, Sub-national, Country, Sub-regional, Regional / Continent and Global location context to achieve delivery on SDGs/SDGs Pledge by end 2030 target date. This underlines urgent need to identify, promote and protect Original Ideas Creators whose Innovative and Creative Sustainable Solutions to each specific Goal – part or whole or Group of Goals 2 – 17 part or whole real and complex root cause or primary cause problems on the ground.
To achieve this, we all need to stop behaving as investors looking to maximize gain; if we want a better world, we need to place our funds where they are more likely to build a better world. They won’t do that if we invest them in equity shares.
Capital instruments need to be in tune with the attitudes and motivations of the day. So the goal is to provide a credible proposition for a co-operative future which people can recognize, understand and believe in, and then provide the right mechanism through which they can use their funds to secure that future. This means a financial proposition which provides a return, but without destroying co-operative identity; and which enables people to access their funds when they need them. It also means exploring wider options for access to capital outside traditional membership, but without compromising on member control.
This is the context in which appropriate financial instruments, through which people can fund co-operatives, are essential. This is territory already much explored by companies, but similar time and energy has not been applied in the co-operative sphere. All necessary measures must be taken to ensure Cooperatives and other Social Economy and Social Enterprise Organization optimize their potentials to make optimum contribution towards raising the Trillions of Dollars required to finance the SDGs in specific Community, Country, Continent location context.
The UNDP Paper underlines the fact that Leave No One Behind and Work Together Benefit Together Concepts of the SDGs are already being practiced and SDGs/SDGs Pledge are already being Funded; that is 193/306 UN Member States and UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO (ITO) are not starting from Zero in the Concepts and Finding. However if all 193/306 UN Member States are to get back On Track to achieving delivery on SDGs/SDGs Pledge in 12 1/3 years remaining to end 2030 Target date, then Innovation and Creativity needs to be taken to Greater Heights and On Time.
Indivisible SDG – collaboration, cohesion, coordination, cooperation, commitment
The UNDP Paper places responsibility on Local Governments. Yet Local Governments are categorized as Major Group and not Government. We need to recognize that some Local Governments are bigger than many UN Member States in Population and or Geographical size. Local Governments face mandate, capacity, local/sub-national/national coordination, corruption, clientelism, financial management etc issues that need to be addressed. These issues are not exclusive to Local Governments but also challenge Sub-national and National Governments; Political Groupings of Governments at Sub-regional, Regional/Continental and Global levels as well as the UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO (ITO) at Headquarters, Regional Offices and Country and Sub Country Offices levels.
The Integrated Sustainable Solutions Framework for meaningfully addressing these issues as One set out in this EAG Paper and related EAG Papers are Best Operationalized in Practice within:-
1. Sound Analysis / Examination including Orientation Workshops; Desk Analysis of existing Study Reports, Conferences and Meetings Outcome Documents; and Technical Surveys – Management, Financial, Engineering.
2. Pilot Program and Scale Up Program to Implement (1) Reports Conclusions and Recommendations appropriate to each specific Community, Sub-national, Country, Sub-regional, Regional /Continental, Global location context.
3. Building Bridge between Lessons Learning and Lessons Forgetting as basis for ensuring that (2) Implementation and Evaluation put all 193/306 UN Member States currently Off Track back On Track and remain On Track towards achieving delivery on SDGs/SDGs Pledge in 12 1/3 years remaining.
The demand all Arms of all Tiers of Government in all 193/306 UN Member States Entities; all UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO (ITO) Entities Headquarters, Regional Offices and Country Offices and Sub Country Offices; Regional/ Sub-regional Political Groupings of Countries Entities Headquarters, Regional Offices and Country Offices and their National and International Partners including all relevant Non State Actors, Non Governmental Organizations and Private Sector Organizations and Foundations / Philanthropies operating at minimum certain levels of collaboration, cohesion, cooperation, coordination and commitment on 3 levels:-
1. Domestic – All Arms of all Tiers of Government
2. International – Political Groupings of Countries
3. Domestic and International – all National and International Stakeholders – State Actors, Non State Actors with responsibility for One Goal part or whole or Group of Goals 2 – 17 part or whole as applicable in each specific Community, Sub-national, Country, Sub-regional, Regional /Continental, Global location context.
Communication is central to this notion. It is a process that promotes dialogue among all the people involved in national and international development cooperation, at the centre of which are affected communities and people at risk. This process can ultimately help strengthen relationships, build trust and enhance transparency among all those working towards delivering on SDG Pledge to achieve end hunger, malnutrition and poverty in all communities in all 193/306 UN member States.
SDG Technical Interventions
Technical interventions must be understood and applied in their behavioural, cultural, religious, economic, political and social context. It is these settings that determine the success of implementation and evaluation 3PIs and 3PIs Training as One. While many factors contribute to behavioural outcomes for the implementation and evaluation interventions, the outcomes cannot be achieved without structured, strategically planned communication interventions to support specific results. Behavioural and social interventions, combines a number of different interventions for each of the 17 Goals of the SDGs and is not limited to communication.
Asking appropriate HOW questions for Sustainable Solutions towards achieving delivery on SDG Pledge in all 193/306 UN Member States in the 12 1/3 years remaining to end 2030 target date include asking: How do we break the barriers to accelerate the pace of political development, economic development, social development and environmental sustainability - In all 193/306 UN Member States with competitive advantage to benefit from WIN WIN National and International Development Cooperation Initiatives driven by Working Together to Benefit Together? Underlining these answers are very complex SDG Technical Interventions. As long as National and World Leaders continue to avoid or evade meaningfully addressing real and complex SDGs Technical Interventions issues on the ground inn each specific Community, Country, Continent location context, it will be uphill task achieving delivery on SDGs Pledge in all North and South Countries in the 12 1/3 years remaining to end 2030 target date.
National and Global GDP, Governance, Corruption, Poverty and related Indexes being used today are inadequate Measures, if all 193/306 UN Member States are to get back On Track towards achieving delivery on SDGs Pledge in 12 1/3 years remaining to end 2030 target date.
There urgent need to develop new Economy, Productivity, Governance, Corruption, Poverty etc Indexes that better guide Communities and Countries to Progress from where they are now to where they need to be if they are to achieve delivery on SDGs Pledge in the 12 1/3 years remaining to end 2030 target date.
National and Global Indexes that are based essentially on academic research aimed at advancement of knowledge are not helpful as they are in reality abstract Indexes that make no meaning in the lives of over 4 Billion Poor and contribute little or nothing to help or motivate Communities or Countries to fill knowledge, information, research, communication gaps as they work towards achieving delivery on SDGs Pledge in 12 1/3 years remaining to end 2030 target date.
There is urgent need for New National and Global Indexes that are essentially based on development research aimed at significant improvements in service, speed, quality, costs and where necessary revenues and profit. These are helpful indexes that make meaning in the lives of over 4 Billion Poor and much to help or motivate Communities or Countries to fill knowledge, information, research, communication gaps as they work towards achieving delivery on SDGs Pledge in 12 1/3 years remaining to end 2030 target date.
In this Paper South Africa has complained about Indexes. Issues raised deserve serious attentions.
SDGs and Fourth Industrial Revolution and Fourth Agricultural Revolution
It's quite possible that the fourth industrial revolution isn't the fourth industrial revolution. It could be a post-industrial revolution. It could be that we're going to get a lot better at developing technologies that do things that human beings used to do, and a lot of human beings are not going to have a lot of productive jobs available to them. And then we don't have a lost generation, we have a failed political, social, economic, peace, security, religious and environmental model that needs to change.
Right now National and World Leaders are not even really recognizing that we have this type of change problem in all 193/306 UN Member States. The SDGs present a global framework for making Fourth Industrial Revolution and Fourth Agricultural Revolution work for over 7 Billion People in our World today. All Communities, Countries and Continent that do not effectively Key into the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Fourth Agricultural Revolution to achieve delivery on SDGs Pledge by end 2030 target date, will be left further behind. This underlines the importance of meaningful implementation and evaluation of the SDGs, considering that the framework is already in its third year and needs a more ambitious and urgent action plan.
Tackling SDGs/SDGs Pledge Challenge - HPLF 2018 Outcome: Matters Arising (3)?
In addition to issues raised in HPLF 2018 Outcome: Matters Arising (1) and (2)? We wish to highlight the following additional issues:-
1. 193/306 UN Member States; UN System: UNO, WBG, IMF, WTO (ITO) and their National and International Partners are still in MDGs Mode rather than SDGs Mode; without shifting from MDG Mode to SDG Mode alongside relevant paradigm shifts achieving delivery on SDGs Pledge in 12 1/3 years remaining will be Mirage.
2. If 193/306 UN Member States are to deliver on SDGs/SDGs Pledge in 12 1/3 years remaining, 5 SDGs/SDGs Pledge Challenge – Education, Enterprise, Employment, Food and Health needs to be Professionally Tackled and without delay.
3. Overcoming the 5 Challenges as One by end 2030 in all 193/306 UN Member States greatly depends on making 4th Agricultural Revolution and 4the Industrial Revolution Work for the over 4 Billion Poor Worldwide.
4. Top 10, Top 100 and Top 1,000 Universities in the World Global Goals Project Catalyzing all Universities and Tertiary Institutions in all 193/306 UN Member States Global Goals Project is a requirement for getting Great Task of achieving delivery on SDGs Pledge in all 193/306 UN Member States DONE in 12 1/3 years remaining to end 2030 target date. No UN Member State can rise above its University and Tertiary Institution capability in the work towards achieving delivery of SDGs Pledge.
5. Build Internal and External Consultants Support Facility appropriate to specific Community, Sub-national, National, Sub-regional, Regional or Global, CSnNSrRG location context SDGs Pledge delivery by 2030 needs. Individual and Institution Consultants must have minimum certain levels of Hard Competencies: Learning and Skills and Soft Competencies: Character, Courage, Cultural, Discipline and Mindset to be able to effectively support all relevant National and International Stakeholders in specific CSnNSrRG location context to acquire minimum certain levels of Hard and Soft Competencies they need to deliver on their Duty Bearer Responsibilities.
6. Our World cannot afford to let Nigeria Collapse – a high probability given realities on the ground as Nigeria race to 2019 Elections. In the Work to make World Hunger, Malnutrition and Poverty History; Africa is holding the World back and Nigeria is holding Africa back. Nigeria, Africa and World have the resources to achieve Nigeria, Africa and World without Hunger, Malnutrition and Poverty by 2030. The implication is that Nigeria is the MASTER KEY to achieving delivery on SDG Pledge in all 193/306 UN Member States by end 2030 target date through all domestic and international stakeholders joint approach to work together to benefit together in meaningfully addressing Fulani Herdsmen Menace; UK/EU Brexit; US/China Trade War and US/EU Trade War.
7. National and Global Visions in Nigeria should Drive New Cooperatives Revolution that is interrelated, interconnected, interdependent and interlinked with: Primary Revolutions - New Agriculture Revolution; New Industrial Revolution; New Enterprise/Lifelong Entrepreneurship Revolution; New Government Revolution; New Applied Research Revolution; New Attitudinal and Behavioral Change Revolution; New Data Revolution; New Digitization Revolution and Secondary Revolutions – Lifelong Education Revolution; Health – Human, Animal, Plant Revolution; New Water Revolution; New Sanitation Revolution; New Housing Revolution; New Sports Revolution; New Music and Entertainment Revolution; New Anti Corruption Revolution; New Security and Peace Revolution; New Justice Access Revolution etc as One and as applicable to each specific Community, Sub-national, National, Sub-regional, Regional or Global location context.
There are Bright Prospects of Success, should UNDP and other UNO Entities be willing to effectively deploy their Convener, Collaborator, Catalyst and Cultivator Power to Persuade and where necessary Pressure National Leaders and World Leaders to genuinely commit to contributing their quota towards achieving SDGs in all 193/306 UN Member States Vision Intention and Reality by end 2030 target date. Ultimate consequences of failure to find Sustainable Solutions to UK/EU Brexit; US/EU and US/China Trade Wars as well as to achieve delivery on SDGs/SDGs Pledge in all 193/306 UN Member States by end 2030 target date would be catastrophic for over 7 Billion Citizens in all North Countries and South Countries in our World today, not just the over 4 Billion Poor Worldwide.
It is our hope that Bright Prospects of Success would not be lost.
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