A new vehicle to accelerate the UN Sustainable Development Goals (2019)

May 12th 2020

The next global priorities are to find accelerator synergies for the SDGs, appraise cost-effectiveness, provide pragmatic objectives with high value for money, and feed directly into country-level strategies for implementing the SDGs.

 The UK Research and Innovation Global Challenges Research Fund Accelerate Hub has been set up to achieve these priorities. The hub is a shared research initiative across UN agencies, the African Union, non-governmental organisations, and donors, with joint south–north academic leadership. The hub follows previous successful approaches, such as the joint learning initiatives, by incorporating a wide range of global agencies but being free-standing to ensure generation of independent evidence. This approach incorporates an early career development section so that countries will benefit not only from the findings but also from the human resources created in the process. Importantly, the hub is co-led by adolescents in advisory groups across west, east, south, and central Africa.”

Read the full article here published by The Lancet Global Health. Written by Lorraine Sherr, Lucie Cluver, Chris Desmond, Elona Toska, Larry Aber, Mandeep Dhaliwal, et al.

To access the Accelerate Hub Lancet Policy Brief on accelerators, click here.