17. Partnerships for the Goals

The focus of the global goal “Partnerships for the Goals” is cooperation and partnership for achieving all SDGs. It requires more effective cooperation at all levels, international and national.

In the 2030 Agenda, this goal is divided into five topics: finance, technology, capacity-building, trade and systemic issues. The primary requirements are strengthening partnership and ensuring cohesive sustainable development activities both nationally and internationally. It is important to achieve public and private sector as well as civil society partnerships, using their experience and relevant funding strategies.

The Estonian sustainable development strategy does not cover topics of global cooperation. The global goal “Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development” is linked in Estonia with the following indicators of international development assistance, general government budget and environmental taxes:

  • Official development assistance
  • General government balance
  • General government consolidated debt
  • Environmental taxes
Share of official development assistance in GNI 0.5 %
Balance of general government budget -0.8 % of GDP
General government debt 19.6 % of GDP
Share of environmental taxes in total tax revenue 6.8 %