Platform for Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships for Implementing the 2030 Agenda

Project description

Title: Platform for Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships (MSP) for Implementing the 2030 Agenda
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Country: Global
Overall term: 2015 to 2022

Moderatorin Dr. Minu Hemmati bei einer Veranstaltung von partnerschaften2030 in Köln


International cooperation requires partnerships – this is the clear message of the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One of the core statements is that complex current and future social, ecological and economic challenges can only be mastered if all stakeholders in society are involved. SDG 17 mentions multi-stakeholder partnerships. Successful cooperation among stakeholders from the worlds of policy-making, civil society, academia and the private sector supports the achievement of all 17 goals of the 2030 Agenda.

At present, multi-stakeholder partnerships around the globe are operating with various levels of success. Cooperation is often arduous and complicated. Nevertheless, in the right situation, a cooperative approach can be extremely promising. Complex challenges in particular are often difficult for a single stakeholder to resolve alone. These can be addressed more effectively as a team.


Successful multi-stakeholder partnerships between stakeholders in the worlds of policy-making, civil society, academia and the private sector are well-established in German development cooperation and as a form of international cooperation and contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Teilnehmer*innen diskutieren während einer Veranstaltung von Partnerschaften2030 in Köln


The project supports new and existing multi-stakeholder partnerships with achieving their goals. In this context, GIZ has set up the secretariat for the Partnerships 2030 platform to implement the 2030 Agenda. Engagement Global – bengo is the realisation of cooperation in support of multi-stakeholder partnerships initiated by civil society stakeholders. Partnerships 2030 also provides a wide range of services for stakeholders who plan on or are interested in developing and implementing partnerships:

  • The project provides specialist information on the Partnerships 2030 website,
  • it provides methodological and strategic support for the initiation and planning of new partnerships,
  • the project provides specialist advice for existing multi-stakeholder partnerships, tailored to individual requirements,
  • it provides information on financing opportunities as well as initial financing for selected ideas
  • and it plans and holds national and international dialogue and information events for shared learning, exchange of experiences and the development of innovative partnership concepts.


  • The project website has been developed and has become established as a knowledge hub for multi-stakeholder partnerships.
  • The community of practice (MSP Support Platforms Community) has been created. This brings together national MSP platforms from different regions of the world to support new and existing MSPs in the various countries.
  • Since 2015, Partnerships 2030 has been advising and supporting more than 25 new and existing MSPs in areas such as governance, institutionalisation and financing.
  • Together with more than 500 people from around 17 countries, the exchange of experiences with and among multi-stakeholder partnerships has been strengthened in different dialogue and learning formats.
  • Development of ideas and initiation of new partnerships. These include the PREVENT Waste Alliance, which aims to minimise waste worldwide and support recycling of resources.