Assessment of Different Implementation Models of Health and Health-related Sustainable Development Goals (IM-SDG)

Duration: 2018-2019

Location: Global

Reach: This is a research project with no direct beneficiaries.

Budget: $560,000 (International Development Research Centre: $280,000; AKFC: $280,000)


The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of universal goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda.

This collaboration between the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) aims to identify global, sustainable approaches, solutions, tools, processes, and technologies for health and health-related SDGs, and to find gaps in implementation.

The program is drawing on the experiences of the IDRC Think Tank project and Aga Khan University’s Centre of Excellence for Women and Child Health, as well as a systematic review of multi-sectoral strategies to address SDGs over the past five years.

Health, education, gender equality, and agriculture SDGs serve as entry points for this empirical analysis, but linkages with other SDGs are also explored.

After an initial gap mapping exercise, consultations in five selected countries where the AKDN or IDRC has a strong network will bring together stakeholders including representatives from governments, international NGOs, United Nations, and civil society.

The project will deliver a number of evidence-based policy briefs; scientific papers suitable for publication; and practical tools for global and country-based policymakers in regards to SDG implementation.