7 Fostering partnerships
Creating new partnerships and alliances between different actors is perhaps the most important key to achieving the SDGs. The concept of partnership has been broadened by the SDGs; not least, a more prominent role has been given to the private sector and businesses. Through partnerships, a greater impact can be made than if the individual partners had acted alone, and this form of aid can therefore have a catalytic effect.
Civil society plays a central role in the implementation of Norway’s development policy. We are also major contributors to the UN and the multilateral development banks. There are many examples of how civil society and business actors are already engaged in cooperation at country level. Several of these partnerships also involve multilateral organisations. We will seek to develop constructive and innovative partnerships with a broad range of actors in all the areas where Norway is engaged.