In the 2030 Agenda governments committed to a revitalized Global Partnership between States and declared that public finance has to play a vital role in achieving the SDGs. But in recent decades, the combination of neoliberal ideology, corporate lobbying, regressive fiscal policies, tax avoidance and tax evasion has led to a massive weakening of the public sector and its ability to provide essential goods and services.
It is high time to counter these trends, reclaim public policy space and take bold measures to strengthen public finance, regulate or reject PPPs and weaken the grip of corporate power on people’s lives. In short, to put ‘people over profit’.
The 160-page report is supported by a broad range of civil society organizations and trade unions, and based on experiences and reports by national and regional groups and coalitions from all parts of the world. Its 35 articles and textboxes cover all sectors of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, and reflect the rich geographic and cultural diversity of their authors.
For more information:
- Press Release Civil society groups reclaim policies for the public
- Press Release World Bank plan to mobilize “trillions” will not help the poor
- Press Release Corporate power threatens women´s human rights
- Press Release PPP: Corporations divert UN agenda, claims civil society report
- CSO Reflection Group website: Spotlight on Sustainable Development
- PSI's page: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
- PSI''s work on Privatisation and PPPs
- Download a PDF of the full report
- The new generation of PPPs in infrastructure – meeting the needs of institutional investors
- Decent work requires decent public policies
- Healthcare is not a commodity but a public good
- Four critical steps to operationalize the New Urban Agenda’s transformative commitment to decent work and inclusive and sustainable cities
- Whistleblower protection – how serious are governments in addressing corruption