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Goal 17 - Partnerships for Goals

Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

In order to create sustainability in the economic, social, and environmental fields, it is vital that partnerships exist between society, governments, and privately owned organisations. A partnership entails that all parties involved share mutual values and objectives to empower the people and environment. Developing countries can benefit from these partnerships to improve their sustainable energy use, transportation systems, and the layout of adequate infrastructure.

Developing countries have benefited from these partnerships as around 79% of imports from developing nations have entered other countries duty-free, which saves them a significant amount of money. Another key point concerning infrastructure is the internet: about 30% of the world’s young people are familiar with the internet and are regular online users, yet 4 billion people do not use the internet or have access to it.

If SDG 17 is fulfilled, developing countries will receive financial assistance and guidance from international sources and have debt sustainability in the long run. The least developed countries will have improved access to information and communication technology to enhance their quality of lives.

An Introduction to Goal 17

Written and created by our Partner's Team

Our Data

Number of organizations GVI partnered with in 2016

Worldwide Data


Official development assistance

stood at $135.2 billion in 2014, the highest level ever recorded


79% of imports

from developing countries enter developed countries duty-free


The debt burden

on developing countries remains stable at about 3 per cent of export revenue


The number of Internet users

in Africa almost doubled in the past four years


30% of the world’s youth

are digital natives, active online for at least five years


But more than four billion people

do not use the Internet, and 90% of them are from the developing world

Our Related UN Target

Enhance international support for implementing effective and targeted capacity-building in developing countries
to support national plans to implement all the sustainable development goals, including through North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation

Recent Highlights & Achievements

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