The Accelerate Hub: Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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Delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 is a major challenge for any government. For low resource and humanitarian settings, the challenge is even more acute.

In a recent article published in The Lancet, the UKRI GCRF Accelerate Hub sets out how its research initiative will support development acceleration to meet these ambitious goals. Their evidence suggests there is an even greater potential for success when finding accelerator synergies for the SDGs, which “appraise cost-effectiveness, provide pragmatic objectives with high value for money, and feed directly into country-level strategies”.

The Accelerate Hub will first identify these development accelerator synergies utilising data-driven insight working across academic disciplines and government policy, with a hope that this joint learning approach will influence a “decade of action”.

Established in 2019, Accelerate Hub is led by an interdisciplinary team at Oxford University and the University of Cape Town (UCT), with worldwide partners.

Read the full article published by The Lancet Global Health. Written by Lorraine Sherr, Lucie Cluver (Professor of Child and Family Social Work, Department of Social Policy and Intervention), Chris Desmond, Elona Toska, Larry Aber, Mandeep Dhaliwal, et al.