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Annual SDG Review 2023: The private sector and the SDGs in the Arab region

ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/CL5.SDGS/2023/TP.1


Country: Arab region

Publication Type: Flagship publications

Cluster: 2030 Agenda and SDG Coordination

Focus Area: 2030 Agenda, Gender equality

Initiatives: Arab Forum for Sustainable Development, Monitoring Sustainable Development Goal Data

SDGs: Agenda 2030

Keywords: Sustainable development, Information technology, Arab countries, Finance, Environmental performance, Economic planning, Gender equality, Private sector, Governance, Women's advancement, Sustainable development, Private sector

Annual SDG Review 2023: The private sector and the SDGs in the Arab region

March 2023

The ESCWA Annual SDG Review 2023, the second in the series, explores the contributions of the private sector to the realization of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs in the Arab region. Building on limited available data on the subject, the report offers an indicative reading of existing trends and gaps in the region. The analysis is guided not only by the Agenda’s goals and targets, but also by the whole-of-society and rights-based approaches and the principles of universality, leaving no one behind, combating inequality and promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women.

The Review examines the contributions of the private sector to sustainable development in the Arab region from three lenses: delivering the SDGs through business action, mobilizing private finance for the SDGs, and engaging the private sector in SDG planning and coordination. Each chapter assesses evidence for private sector engagement in the delivery of the SDGs in the region and provides guidance on actions needed to address current gaps.

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