Day 17: The Goal 17 “Partnership for the goal” -- a core topic of the last SDGs consultations
Ashgabat, 31 March 2016: The final discussion of the Sustainable Development Goals consultations in Turkmenistanconcluded with the Goal 17 “Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.” The consultation was co-led by the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Economy and Development and the World Bank (WB), supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF).The goal includes the following background,
“While official development assistance from developed countries increased by 66 percent between 2000 and 2014, humanitarian crises brought on by conflict or natural disasters continue to demand financial resources and aid. Many countries also require Official Development Assistance to encourage growth and trade.
The world today is more interconnected than ever before. Improving access to technology and knowledge is an important way to share ideas and foster innovation. Coordinating policies to help developing countries manage their debt, as well as promoting investment for the least developed, is vital to achieve sustainable growth and development.” 
Representatives of about 10 national ministries and agencies discussed the proposed 10 targets to the Goal 17 and their relevance to Turkmenistan. Participants of today’s consultation have modified nine targets to the local context. Two of 24 indicators were accepted without modification. Five national indicators have been developed.