From 10-19th July, 2017, Dr. Marianne Beisheim attended the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) at the United Nations, New York. She participated in several events that focused on the topic of partnerships.
On July 11th she attended a side-event on the relevance of ‘Country-level Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships’ for the implementation of the SDGs (see photo), hosted by the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC). Among others, input was provided by a representative of the Kenyan government. The Kenyan perspective is of particular relevance for the D1-project, since one of our latest publications (currently under review) discusses the role of national-level meta-governance for partnerships in Kenya. From 15-16 July, the MSP Institute and the Tellus Institute jointly organized a workshop on the theme of „Making Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships Work for the SDGs“. At this workshop, Dr. Marianne Beisheim presented findings from the D1-project regarding the ‘reporting, review and evaluation’ of partnerships. The workshop organizers seek to develop a ‘MSP charter’, which – in line with the D1-project’s definition - would represent an instance of ‘private meta-governance for partnerships’. On July 17, Dr. Beisheim participated in the HLPF’s ‘Partnership Exchange’. The day-long event provided a forum for partnerships to present their activities and discuss best practices for the implementation of the SDGs. The results of this discussion will feed into a project publication on the UN-led meta-governance for partnerships (currently under review).