With the adoption of the Agenda 2030 far-reaching policy goals were formulated. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) requires strong political institutions and processes. SDG 16 (“Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies”) explicitly acknowledges this need and prescribes “effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.” These requirements go well beyond the performance-oriented notion of good governance and hint to democratic standards. The question ahead is now how to define the kind of institutions that are needed for the implementation of Agenda 2030, under the very different institutional and normative settings that exist among nation states.
The objective of this workshop is thus to address the following questions: Which governance institutions contribute to achieving the SDGs? How do societal preconditions such as value orientations and political attitudes influence institutional reform? What are the implications of SDG 16 for the future of inter- and transnational support to governance?
ECDPM’s Andrew Sherriff will speak on the support of conflict prevention.