Rebuilding our public institutions to achieve the SDGs

We can achieve the SDGs and meet climate targets by 2030, but we need to transform the way the United States and other international partners invest in global development.
From September-December 2023, Unlock Aid is going on a global roadshow to convene 100+ stakeholders for a series of discussions to ask: “If we got to build a new system, what would we do differently?” We’ll likely reach different conclusions in 2023 that we did when we first built global development systems in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War.

Based on what we hear, we’ll publish a new “Global Development Act” to outline the policy changes needed to reimagine the US and the multilateral approach to global development, position the US as a more reliable partner for countries around the world, and put us on a path to see the SDGs and climate targets by 2030.

We need to build to new coalition of players who share our vision for the future. That includes diaspora communities, business leaders, investors, entrepreneurs, advocates - and you.

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We want to meet with you and capture your thoughts on what the United States and international partners need to do differently.

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Key Dates

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New York, NY, USA
September 17, 2023
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DAKAR, Senegal
Science Saves Lives Conference
October 8, 2023
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AfriLabs Annual Gathering
October 12, 2023
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San Francisco, CA, USA
October 25, 2023
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Bogotá, Columbia
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Dubai, UAE
COP 28
November 28, 2023
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Washington D.C., USA
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Setting expectations


We’re asking you to join us in these conversations ready for blue-sky thinking. We know all the reasons why the system is struggling to adapt - procurement red tape, outdated business practices, risk-averse culture, the list continues.

Instead we’re asking, “If we got to start over, what would we do differently?”

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