SDG 16: Catalyzing and Building Strong Institutions

Host Organization: Global WA


SDG 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? Hear from three accomplished women: one who is helping define and measure what it means to be a strong institution, another who has governed a nation, and finally one who is supporting civil society organizations around the world to create more peaceful and just societies.


  • Elizabeth Andersen, Executive Director, World Justice Project
  • Laura Chinchilla, Former President of Costa Rica
  • Nancy Lindborg, President & CEO, Packard Foundation
  • Moderator: Leslie Tsai, Director of Social Investment, Chandler Foundation

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