21 minutes | Nov 2, 2021

MDGs to SDGs

Hallo - This is Somaye Dehban, a passionate Dutchified Iranian who is rather obsessed with impact measurement, cross-sector partnerships and scale up. Scale Your Impact is based on my PhD research at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, the Netherlands.

In Episode 2: MDGs to SDGs, I talk briefly about the history behind Sustainable Development Goals and how we came about these 17 goals. I also refer to other major agreements that were adopted in 2015 next to 2030 agenda.

Then I delve into the origins of the term Sustainable Development, and how the move from MDGs to SDGs shows a change of direction in this definition. This is followed up by discussing how Civil Society and Civil Society Organizations are perceived mainly as implementers of SDGs instead of influencers on policies related to SDGs.

And at the end, there is a brief comparison between the global dynamics and the EU dynamics related to the role of Civil Society.

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