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Listening to Leaders 2018

Is development tuned-in or tone deaf?

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Do leaders, citizens and donors agree on the most important problems to solve?

How frequently does a Global Goal appear in leaders' top six priorities?

From the report...

We asked leaders to share their insights on the following question: “Based upon your experience, what are the most important issues for advancing [your country’s] development?” Respondents identified up to six goals from a fixed list of 16 SDGs (excluding Goal 17 “Partnerships for the Goals”) that they believed to be most important for advancing their country’s development.

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Which international donors do leaders see as their preferred development partners?

From the report...

In this study, we use two demand-side measures of development partner performance: influence in shaping policy priorities, and helpfulness in implementing policy initiatives or reforms. Leaders rated the influence and helpfulness of the institutions they had worked with, from a fixed list of 43 multilateral and bilateral donors, on a scale of 1 (not at all influential / not at all helpful) to 4 (very influential / very helpful). In this analysis, we only include a donor if they were rated by at least 30 respondents.

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