Reaching the 2030 Agenda through Collaboration with Global Civil Society

Abstract: With globalization, the international development agenda is now influenced, monitored and implemented by a wide array of actors, and not only by States. Civil Society Organizations are among them, and they are seen as the interlocutors between global civil society’s demands and international fora. They have conquered unprecedented opportunities to voice their concerns, take … Read more

Localization of Growth for Recoupling Progress

Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has not only exposed the loopholes in global health security but is also a dire warning of the fragility of global economic conditions. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that over the course of the pandemic, unemployment could rise to affect between 5.3 million to 24.3 million1. Developing nations will have … Read more

Checking the Chain

Abstract: The expansion of globalized production and trade in the last half century has brought tremendous benefits to consumers and producers around the world. However, the true costs of production are often externalized; early stages of these globalized supply chains are notorious for their prevalence of unsafe working conditions, environmentally unsustainable practices, and even forced … Read more

Towards a Multilateral Consensus on Data Governance

Abstract: To recouple the benefits of increased digital trade with human and societal well-being on a global level, countries must achieve a consensus on how to regulate data. Past international discussions have shown that while countries have significantly varying approaches to data governance, consensus can still be reached on many issues. This Policy Brief highlights … Read more

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