Development happens in communities. It is in communities where women, men and youth can discover their voice, assert their rights, and mobilize action to achieve their aspirations.
As individuals and organizations committed to the successful implementation of the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we call for enhancing the power and capacity of communities to take charge of their own development.
We encourage organizations everywhere that are committed to community-led development to join this movement and help us elevate the discourse on policies and practices! Members to date include:
Two years ago, as the world finalized the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it did a really smart thing. UN Member States met first about how to pay for the SDGs, and signed the “Addis Agenda.” In a seemingly small but important way, the Addis Agenda recognized that development happens in communities. Yet governments of…