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Stakeholders Consultation on Health related SDGs

Jul 13

9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Islamabad Hotel

Concept Note:

SDPI is conducting a study on “Policy Research Institutions and the Health SDGs: Building Momentum in South Asia”. The aim of the study is to carry out a mapping exercise on health policy research institutions and other key stakeholders, in South Asian countries. The study will help understanding the current situation of these stakeholders with respect to the health-related SDGs in their respective countries. The study will also enhance the knowledge and understanding about the role of stakeholders contributing towards SDGs.

In this regard, SDPI is organizing a stakeholder consultation that is part of a series of consultations to conduct this study. The objective of this consultation is to generate dialogue on the role of stakeholders and policy research institutions to understand the institutional arrangements in Pakistan as well as to explore and identify the extent to which these institutions are involved in implementation and monitoring of health related SDGs. Conducting detailed scoping of the various national-level institutional arrangements for SDGs implementation and monitoring will help in exploring the potential role these institutions can play for achieving the health related SDGs. It will also help in discovering the challenges they are facing and actions needed to facilitate them to play their role in enhanced manner.

Following are the few questions to be explored through the said study:

  • What are the national-level institutional arrangements that already exist for SDGs implementation and where are the gaps?
  • Who are the key stakeholders involved in the implementation and monitoring of the health-related SDGs in South Asian countries, both regionally and nationally?
  • What role health policy research institutions are playing with respect to SDGs and what role could they play in future to help strengthen national and regional-level institutional arrangements?
  • What is the priority and the sectoral primacy being accorded to the SDGs?