Special Event

Investing in Communities: Key to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Event organized by IFPRI and The Movement for Community-Led Development
Apr 6, 2016 - 04:15 pm to 05:45 pm UTC
IFPRI Special Event: Investing in Communities



One sea-change from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is Goal 16, which calls for participatory decision-making at all levels, including the community level where basic needs are met. The SDGs also call for integrated solutions – especially critical for nutrition, women’s economic empowerment and resilience – and this integration must happen at the community level.  

Building the capacity of communities to plan and take charge of their own development is a science, and diverse actors have developed systematic methodologies which some nations are now taking to national scale.

John Coonrod framed the issue; Pierre Ferrari discussed international non-governmental organizations as capacity builders; Nancy Lee addressed donors as partners; Nancy E. Wilson talked on fragile state reconstruction; and Tewodaj Mogues highlighted the role of policy research.


RSVP to Katarlah Taylor - k.taylor@cgiar.org