We believe a world without poverty is possible. Ending violence against children is possible. Ending the deaths of children from preventable health causes is possible.
But it will require more actors, collaborating more often, in more places and more quickly than ever before.
World Vision has produced a number of reports looking into the roles that the business sector, governments and civil society organisations need to play, and how they can and should work together to see an end to child poverty. Read more below:
Advancing the Debate
Cross-sector partnerships will be key to reaching those left behind in the MDG era and, ultimately, to achieving the post-2015 agenda. However, in order for such partnerships to succeed, this policy paper explores trust between stakeholders, need for capacity building, and agreement in the post-2015 era.
Reaching the Unreached
A business-as-usual approach to poverty is insufficient and will not deliver the kind of development gains that are essential to reaching zero preventable deaths and eliminating hunger and malnutrition. Cross-sector partnerships – between government, business (and other private sector actors), civil society and/or UN agencies – are one of the primary modalities through which the necessary innovation could be created and delivered.
Post-2015 agenda: policy brief #7
Business is an essential contributor to the effort to achieve a sustainable end to poverty. World Vision calls for a broader and deeper engagement of companies in the questions of how post-2015 goals could be achieved.
Delivering on the Promise
Over the past few years both World Vision and The Partnering Initiative have engaged in and contributed to the global dialogue and practice on multi-stakeholder platforms and partnerships – including as part of the post-2015 process.
World Vision has undertaken a qualitative research study to explore how targets for cross-sector partnerships could be captured and articulated in the post-2015 framework.
This study consisted of over 30 interviews with key informants from government, business, civil society and the United Nations. This policy paper includes not only the main feedback from the interviews, but also World Vision’s own reflections and recommendations.