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Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Improved Governance


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Birdsall House Conference Center
2055 L ST NW, 5th floor
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Most indices of global development – such as the SDGs – primarily measure the symptoms of chronic ineffective governance. Recognizing this, the international development community has shifted emphasis from service delivery and capacity-substitution to more nuanced approaches that strengthen local systems and navigate local incentive structures.

Join Abt Associates and Democracy International to hear practitioners discuss new governance approaches and interventions which have produced tangible results toward achieving the SDGs and other development outcomes.

The hour-long event is the second in a series called Innovations in Governance: from Integration to Politics. This practitioner seminar series will explore how new technology, approaches and global initiatives shape the landscape of good governance, with significant implications for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Conference Panelists:

  • Jacqui De Lacy, Managing Director, Abt Australia
  • Bob Fryatt, International Health, Abt Associates
  • Carol Jenkins, CEO, World Learning
  • Kristy Ogamba, Director, CARE
  • David Jacobstein, Democracy Specialist–Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance Center Cross-Sectoral Programs Team, USAID
  • Steven Lawry, Director – Gender Equality, Justice and Tenure, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
  • Eric Bjornlund, President, Democracy International

The event will be webcast for those who cannot attend in person.

Learn more about our work on Governance & Justice:
Abt Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Empowering Citizens& Equipping Leaders through Governance & Justice
Strengthening Governance & Justice
Strengthening Government Capacity in Tanzania
KOMPAK:  A More Inclusive Indonesian Society through Effective Governance