Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

A successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. These inclusive partnerships built upon principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the centre, are needed at the global, regional, national and local level.

Target 17.1

Strengthen domestic resource mobilization, including through international support to developing countries, to improve domestic capacity for tax and other revenue collection.

The charts below show the total government revenue as a share of a country's gross domestic product (GDP), and the proportion of a country's domestic budget which is funded by domestic taxes.

Target 17.2

Developed countries to implement fully their official development assistance commitments.

These commitments include: the commitment by many developed countries to achieve the target of 0.7 per cent of gross national income for official development assistance (ODA/GNI) to developing countries and 0.15 to 0.20 per cent of ODA/GNI to least developed countries; ODA providers are encouraged to consider setting a target to provide at least 0.20 per cent of ODA/GNI to least developed countries.

Target 17.3

Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sources.

Financial resources into developing countries can come from various sources. The contribution of several are shown below.

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is the direct investment equity flows in an economy. Financial resources can also be mobilized through migration; when workers move to work in other countries across the world, they can in many cases send earnings back to their (former) resident countries. This transfer of 'personal remittances' can account for a large share of GDP in some countries (up to 30 percent across several).

Target 17.4

Debt service as a proportion of exports of goods and services.

Target 17.6

Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation and enhance knowledge-sharing.

Technological connections provide an ideal platform for global-scale cooperation and knowledge-sharing. Below we see the scale of communication infrastructure across the world in the form of broadband subscriptions per 100 people. More information on communication developments are available at our entries on Technology Diffusion & Adoption, and the Internet.

Target 17.8

Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism for least developed countries by 2017 and enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology.

Communication technologies are an important driver of connectivity, enhanced productivity and knowledge-sharing. It is crucial that this capacity is developed, particularly in least developed countries. The charts below provide an overview of global access and use of the internet. More information on communication developments are available at our entries on Technology Diffusion & Adoption, and the Internet.

Target 17.9

By 2030, build on existing initiatives to develop measurements of progress on sustainable development that complement gross domestic product, and support statistical capacity-building in developing countries.

Target 17.10

Promote a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system under the World Trade Organization.

Attaining an open and equitable trading system can bring benefits to both importing and exporting countries. Inequitable or high tariff rates can place significant barriers to open and free trade. The chart below shows the average weighted tariff rate across all products.

Target 17.11

Significantly increase the exports of developing countries, in particular with a view to at least doubling least developed countries' share in global exports by 2020.

The charts below detail global export value (in US$) by income category, and the distribution of trade between developed and developing countries. Further data and visualisations on these topics can be found at our entry on International Trade.

Target 17.12

Realize timely implementation of duty-free and quota-free market access on a lasting basis for all least developed countries.

Tariffs and duty charges can act as a key barrier to free trade between countries - particularly developing and least-developed nations. The chart below details the average tariff rates across the world.

Target 17.15

Respect each country’s policy space and leadership to establish and implement policies for poverty eradication and sustainable development.

International cooperation as we work towards 2030 will be crucial if we are to meet our Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, this cooperation involves two-way collaboration between providers and recipients of development assistance. Recipients must be given the capacity and responsibility to implement their own frameworks for results, interventions and monitoring.

The chart below shows the percentage of indicator results which were drawn from country-led frameworks developed by providers or recipients of development assistance. The aim is to increase the number of indicators drawn from country-led frameworks in recipient countries.

Target 17.16

Enhance the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources.

The map below displays countries which have and have not yet reported progress in multistakeholder monitoring frameworks on commitments to the SDGs.

Target 17.18

By 2020, enhance capacity-building support to developing countries, including for least developed countries and small island developing States, to increase significantly the availability of high-quality, timely and reliable data.

Tracking progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires the capacity to gather and report high-quality and reliable data. This is strongly dependent on institutions and nations development capacity in statistical management. The chart below highlights the Statistical Capacity Indicator for countries across the world. Also show is number of countries with a statistical plan implemented, by source of funding.

Target 17.19

By 2030, build on existing initiatives to develop measurements of progress on sustainable development that complement gross domestic product, and support statistical capacity-building in developing countries.

Tracking progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires improvements of measurement and statistical capacity at all levels. Statistical capacity in itself is an additional indicator of national and institutional progress. The charts below show levels of data completeness in terms of population censuses, birth and death registrations.