The SDGs provide a common framework for different sectors and organizations to work together on shared interests. The Oslo SDG Initiative aims to bridge the gap between research and policy and takes a leading role in promoting cross-sectorial partnerships, collaboration and dialogue between various stakeholders. The Initiative regularly organizes dialogue forums and seminars to disseminate research findings to a broad audience and to create shared platforms for governments, civil society, business and academia to discuss issues related to the 2030 Agenda.

Research priorities

  • Global governance for achieving the SDGs
  • Financing the SDGs: The Role of Aid, Revenue Generation and Investments
  • China's Belt and Road Initiative and its impact on the SDGs 
  • Poverty and inequality reduction
  • Gender equality
  • Food security and famine threats
  • Universal access to quality healthcare
  • Education and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) 
  • Renewable energy and smart grids
  • Responsible consumption and sustainable cities
  • Human rights, rule of law and global justice
  • Innovative practices (e.g. precision agriculture, conservation agriculture, sanitation, Basic Income Guarantee)
  • Empirical analyses of national action plans, Voluntary National Reviews at UN and measurement, monitoring and reporting of country progress