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Launched at the Women Deliver 2019 Conference, the Deliver for Good Business Ally Network is fueling cross-sector collaboration to advance gender equality. In this exclusive Q&A, we hear from the network's founding partners, Merck and P&G, on the power of partnerships. Read the conversation HERE.
The Power of Partnerships

This week, advocates and governments gather in New York for the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) to review progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While a different set of goals are reviewed each year, one remains consistently on the agenda, SDG17 – Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
Partnerships are essential to progress. They bring together individuals and organizations with diverse skills, experiences, perspectives, and resources to address shared challenges.  And while SDG5 – which focuses on gender equality – isn’t on the agenda for review this year, gender is cross cutting across all SDGs and partnerships play a key role in ensuring girls and women are  part of the integrated solutions needed to accelerate progress. 
This month, the Deliver for Good Campaign shines a spotlight on diverse examples of unexpected partnerships and sustainable financing models that put girls and women at the center of SDG implementation. As you head to HLPF, or follow the conversation online using #DeliverforGood and #HLPF2019, we challenge you to learn from these examples and think about unexpected ways you can work together to drive transformative change. 


Deliver for Good: Infographic / Policy Brief

HLPF: 2019 Agenda

UN Women: Gender Responsive Budgeting Training Manual 

OECD: Development Financing for Gender Equality

Deliver for Good: Five Fundamentals of Effective Partnerships

The Deliver for Good Campaign seeks to fuel solutions across three strategic pillars for change -- Change the Narrative; Mobilize Multi-Sector Allies; and Inspire Concrete Action. 
Change the Narrative
It's time to change the narrative around girls and women from victims and vulnerable to powerful agents of change and drivers of progress. 
Changing the Narrative around Nutrition 
Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
Across developing countries, girls and women face challenges in accessing nutritious food. GAIN explains why impact investors must start investing in nutrition and how changing the narrative will play a key role.
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Gender Equality - Key to Sustainable Development 
Women Deliver
Women Deliver applies a gender lens to the SDGs under review at HLPF 2019 and explains how we can ensure girls and women are part of all conversations on the 2030 Agenda. 
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Going Where Girls Go

By working in partnership with young people, PSI is driving new ways of designing and delivering reproductive health solutions—and with it, tapping into digital technologies needed to reach the girls they serve. Find out how PSI is"flipping the script" through its youth-powered SRH partnerships. 
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Mobilize Partners
We must work effectively across sectors, issues, geographies, and generations. When we integrate and collaborate we accelerate action for girls and women.
Amplifying Women Entrepreneurs 
Cherie Blair Foundation for Women
Investing in women entrepreneurs is a sure-fire way to boost economies. To help close the entrepreneurship gender gap, the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women is investing in key partnerships - including with technology companies - to increase women's access to the skills and resources needed to grow their businesses. 
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Is Family Planning the Missing Pillar of Conservation
The Margaret Pyke Trust
The impact of partnerships between family planning and conservation organizations has been well documented. Despite this, examples of integrated policies and programs remain limited. To fuel greater investment and greater collaboration, the Trust is launching a new initiative called Thriving Together, to spur benefits for people and the planet. 
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Taking Action to End Gender-Based Violence in Schools
Alarm bells are ringing this week as the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) reconvenes to assess progress towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, one of six 2030 Agenda goals under review. One thing is clear, addressing school related GBV requires collaboration across sectors through strategic partnerships, including with education and teachers unions.
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Inspire Action
Partners advocate for policies, programs, and investments that put girls and women at the center of development action. 
How Partnerships Catalyze & Sustain Grassroots Women's Leadership
Women's Earth Alliance 
Studies reveal that women’s networks enhance the capabilities of individual women leaders through sharing expertise and resources. In this way, alliance-building is critical for sustaining grassroots women’s environmental and climate leadership. Examine examples from the Women's Earth Alliance demonstrating how these networks help leaders to inspire action. 
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A Shifting Tide in International Development 
International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
The international development sector is in the midst of a rapid transformation with greater recognition of the need to collaborate with new actors including philanthropists, social entrepreneurs, and "tech disruptors." To adapt to these shifts, the ICRW is driving new alliances with stakeholders from across the social ecosystem to improve health, education, employability, and well-being in one integrated program.
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