Published 2018
Catalyst restrained by adverse conditions: How does the 2030 Agenda impact development cooperation?
By Stephan Klingebiel and Silke Weinlich

Dr. Stephan Klingebiel is Co-Chair of the research programme ‘International and transnational Cooperation with the Global South’ of the German Development Institute (Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik/DIE). He is a regular visiting professor at Stanford University. He was Founding Director (2007 – 2011) of KfW Development Bank office in Kigali, Rwanda dealing with development cooperation issues.

Dr. Silke Weinlich is senior researcher at the German Development Institute (Deutsches
Institut für Entwicklungspolitik/DIE), Bonn. She is member of the research programme on inter- and transnational cooperation with the Global South where she leads a project on the UN development system and its reform needs. She studied in Marburg, Quebec and Berlin, and holds a doctorate in political science from Bremen University.

When talking about how to implement the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a strong emphasis is often placed on private flows and partnerships – and rightly so. Not only are the financing needs massive, the Agenda is also about a transformation towards sustainable development that needs to take place worldwide, domestically and at the international level, in the public and in the private sphere. However, development cooperation - offical development assistance (ODA) and South-South cooperation (SSC) - has a crucial role to play.