Through several multistakeholder projects over the last year, the Reos Partners team has had the opportunity to delve into the substance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through this work, we have realized that the SDGs are not just another set of international policy goals. Rather, they represent a shared vision for humanity and a new mental model for development.
We have also understood that the SDGs are more than a set of colorful boxes, each with a theme heading. Each goal has a set of associated targets and indicators to deepen the meaning of the goal and to guide transformative action.
It is when we look at this deeper level, at the mindset behind the SDGs and at the actual implementation of the agenda, that the urgency of transformative approaches (such as those applied by Reos Partners and others around the world) becomes clear.
Read more in the Reos Review SDG Edition 2018 – Transformative Approaches to the SDGs.