Solutions 2030

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Our approach

The 2030 Agenda is a rare and ambitious political achievement. However, it offers few solutions to work with complex realities on the ground and the linkages that exist between SDGs.

Our SOLUTIONS 2030 address these shortcomings by:

  • supporting ways of working grounded in systems thinking.

  • designing interventions that focus on leverage points.

  • facilitating multi-stakeholders' alignment, collaboration, and collective action.

  • identifying synergies and trade-offs across five SDGs.

Our services

We offer four types of services to our clients:

ANALYSIS

  • Understand boundaries and interlinkages of systems in which clients operate and what is happening in them.

  • Map actors, structures, policies, habits, and interfering forces influencing the systems

  • Understand assumptions, motivations, and underlying values that promote or hinder progress.

Learning

  • Develop leadership that builds trust and unlocks positive synergies accross issues, teams and stakeholders.

  • Build communities of practice connecting practitioners across sectors.

  • Turn practitioners' positive experiences into guidelines for good practices.

Technical advice

  • Identify levers and barriers to change, and how to act upon, mitigate or by-pass them.

  • Define scenarios of interventions that address a variety of possible future developments in the systems.

Facilitation

  • Design and facilitate multi-stakeholder collaboration that promotes convergence and collective action.

  • Design and facilitate dialogue that works with different interests and exisiting tensions.

SDG Interlinkages The relationships between different SDGs when progress on one is reinforcing or hindering the achievement of another

Interfering Force: Influence induced by power dynamics, gender inequalities, conflicts of interest, divergent interests, and trade-offs

Past work

project-category-image Virtual Workshops on System Practices

2019/2020
Badge 15

Why: Develop capacity of project teams to become system thinker helping them conceive situations in a new way; learn a common language to address complexity; grasp basic notions to analyse and address problems and opportunities in a systemic manner

How: Conception, expert sourcing, content design, quality assurance

Who: UNDP RBLAC

project-category-image Multi-stakeholder Engagement in SDG Processes

2019/2020
Badge 16

Why: Help governments, stakeholders, and researchers to collectively analyse and improve the quality of stakeholder engagement practices in SDG processes.

How: Conception, partnership-building, design step-by-step tool based on SDG 16 principles, expert sourcing, consultation, testing, quality assurance

Who: UNDESA, UNDP

project-category-image Handbook on ‘How Regulatory Impact Assessments Can Include the SDGs’

2018/2019
Badge 16

Why: Support Justice Ministry in providing guidance to line ministries on how to assess laws and policies against the SDGs to ensure policy coherence within and across sectors and increase citizens’ trust in policymaking.

How: Conception, content design, consultation, training and coaching with line ministries and civil society

Who: GIZ Georgia

project-category-image Blue Resilience : Learning on Fisheries Crime

2020/2021
Badge 14
Badge 16

Why: Help governments identify governance bottlenecks in fighting fisheries crime

How: Research, learning design, and development of training materials and coaching.

Who: UNDP, Ministry of Fisheries Norway

project-category-image Jurisdictional Dialogue Series in Colombia and Indonesia

2020
Badge 15

Why: Break silos, amplify isolated efforts, achieve system-wide collaboration among stakeholders in Caqueta (Colombia) working on forest and farming extensions services and the same among stakeholders in West Kalimantan (Indonesia) working on geo-data collection for land-use mapping

How: Learning design, training on system change, convening, and 12 virtual workshops over 6 weeks with 80+ participants

Who: GIZ / UNDP

project-category-image Green Commodities Community

2018/2020
Badge 15

Why: Build connectivity, facilitate learning across commodity systems, build capacity on multi-stakeholder collaboration, and system change, turn collective experiences into good practice guidelines for a group of 200+ practitioners from government, civil society, and business across 25+ countries-

How: Conception, design, programming, partnership, expert recruitment, content curation, facilitation, sourcing, digitalisation, coaching and promotion

Who: UNDP

project-category-image SDG 16 National Monitoring Initiative

2017/2020
Badge 16

Why: Facilitate a Community of Practice of 10+ countries with keen interest to monitor SDG 16 by providing integrated support from six UN agencies, the Global Compact and an NGO network.

How: Coordination, training and coaching, facilitation of country peer exchanges, partnership building

Who: Global Alliance for Reporting Progress on Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

project-category-image Strengthening Anti-Corruption and Transparency in North Africa

2016
Badge 16

Why: Build capacity of 24 senior public servants from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia to understand how to engage citizens in anti-corruption work and be able to in turn train their peers and colleagues to multiply the impact

How: LeLearning design, and facilitation of 3-day face-to-face training workshop

Who: UNITAR