The OECD convened the 2016 edition of its GlobalForum on Development, From Commitment to Actual Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Policies, data and financing, on 31 March 2016 in Paris.
2015 marked a pivotal and banner year for advancing sustainable global development. From the Addis Ababa Agenda for Action on Financing for Development to the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and of the Paris Agreement stemming from COP21, the international community agreed on the contours of an ambitious plan to guide global and national efforts toward inclusive growth and development. Implementation is now the priority. The 2016 edition of the GFD provided an opportunity to delve into existing and emerging challenges of implementing this agenda.
The Forum specifically discussed how national policies and strategies can be optimised. It also looked at approaches aiming to scale up rural initiatives and leverage the data revolution to track progress toward achieving the SDGs and maximising resources through innovative partnerships.