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Development stakeholders questioned on achieving sustainable development goals

29 October 2015

International Development Committee takes evidence on the role of data and the private sector in the achievement of sustainable development goals.


Tuesday 3 November, Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • John Pullinger CB, UK National Statistician and Chair of the UN Statistical Commission
  • Harpinder Collacott, Executive Director, Development Initiatives
  • Johannes J├╝tting, Manager, PARIS21 Secretariat

At 11.15am

  • Dr Steve Waygood, Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Aviva Investing
  • Penny Fowler, Head of Private Sector Team, Campaigns, Policy and Influencing, Oxfam GB
  • Gibril Faal OBE, Director, GK Partners, Board Member, AFFORD

Purpose of the Session

Panel one: Data

The first panel explores the role of data in the achievement of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Good data is vital to monitoring progress and to ensuring the poorest and most marginalised communities can be identified and lifted from poverty.

In this panel the committee discusses how to close the current data gap, the process for establishing a set of SDG indicators against which global progress will be tracked, and how DFID can help build capacity on data collection in the poorest countries.

Panel two: The private sector

The second panel explores the role of the private sector in achieving the SDGs. DFID has put the private sector at the centre of its approach towards the SDGs, amongst growing recognition that without the sector's involvement, in leveraging finance and delivering sustainable and inclusive economic growth, the Goals will not be achieved.

The session looks at financing for development, business case for implementing the SDGs, prospects for reporting and the value of multi-sector partnerships. 

Further information

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