Social Impact Partners (SIP) works closely with non-profit organisations and donors in the humanitarian relief and development space, to help them deliver on their mandates, within the framework of the United Nations’ Social Development Goals (SDG), and improve life for the world’s most marginalised communities.
The Sustainable Development Goals are 17 all-encompassing goals the UN developed in the course of its 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. They describe goals which include challenges for all countries, thus they are an advancement to the previous Development Goals, which focused on the developing countries only. Each SDG is subdivided into targets and those targets which are to be measured by indicators, in order to provide traceability and measure progress. In order to achieve the SDGs by 2030, a large joint effort is needed by all actors.
Good health and well-being
Clean water and sanitation
Affordable and clean energy
Decent work and economic growth
Industrial innovation and infra-structure
Sustainable cities and communities
Responsible consump-tion and production
Life below water
Life on land
Peace, justice and strong institutions
Partner-ships for the goals
The SDG agenda puts high emphasis on the consideration of ‘risk’. The UNDG makes the case for ‘risk-informed decisions’, meaning improved consideration of risks such as vulnerability, shocks and volatility when taking steps towards SDG achievement (UNDP, 2016a:8). The increased attention to risk focuses on how those are affecting developing countries and their inhabitants, which falls short of the fact, that said risks also have an impact on aid organizations.