The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 16 focuses on “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions”, but what are “Strong Institutions”?

What are the qualities that make some governments stronger, better performing, and more responsive to their citizens’ well-being? How do those inside and outside of government measure success? And what is the role of civil society to ensure that strong institutions actually result in better lives for the people institutions should serve?

As part of Global Washington’s Goalmakers Conference (Dec. 8-9, 2021), the Chandler Foundation co-hosted in partnership with the Pacific Council, a conversation to explore these questions. Panelists Elizabeth Andersen (Executive Director, World Justice Project), Laura Chinchilla (Former President, Costa Rica), and Nancy Lindborg (President & CEO, Packard Foundation) spoke with Leslie Tsai (Director of Social Investment, Chandler Foundation) to share their experience and diverse perspectives on why good governance is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how to help governments more effectively and accountably deliver upon the development agenda.

Read the full article about effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions by Leslie Tsai at Global Washington.