SDG17, partnership for the goals

The international community – in line with SDG 17 – is committed to working together
in order to leverage the development impact of remittances.

Strengthen the means of implementation
and revitalize the Global Partnership
For Sustainable Development

Through initiatives such as the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, the international community now recognizes remittances as a vital support for hundreds of millions of people across the globe and works to strengthen their development impact on families and communities.

Recommended actions

  • Promote policy coherence among government institutions to create synergies across national priorities that integrate migrant workers and their contributions into national development plans.
  • Promote public-private partnership approaches that stimulate client adoption of new technology-driven systems to change the cash habits particularly in the underserved, rural and remote areas.
  • Support the adoption of the International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) in recognition of the fundamental contribution of migrant workers to their families and communities back home, and to the sustainable development of their countries of origin.