SDSN Networks in Action 2021 Report

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN ) Networks in Action report presents SDSN’s unique global network of problem solvers and their contributions to addressing the world’s most pressing problems.

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This year’s edition features a specific focus on the impact our networks have had in the world – from their efforts to localize the SDGs in their countries, engage with knowledge institutions and youth, improve education for the SDGs, fight the Covid-19 pandemic, advocate for a sustainable recovery, promote viable solutions initiatives, and develop their publications, events and actions.

Despite the setbacks due to the Covid-19 pandemic, most of the SDSN networks have seen their membership and impact grow significantly over the past 12 months. While the overall global membership of SDSN has grown by 17% compared to 2020, the number of knowledge institutions joining SDSN networks has almost doubled in certain regions. Moreover, the report shows how SDSN’s networks successfully executed their digital transformation, organizing dozens of online events and reaching wider audiences than ever before. Their improved online presence on social media was also accompanied by thousands of downloads of publications as well as the establishment of new partnerships relating to the Voluntary National Reviews, National SDG planning, and youth initiatives.