Resources & Publications

Please find below useful materials, readings, tools, networks and organisations relating to multi-stakeholder processes for sustainable development:

Let us know if there’s resources and references you’d recommend, and we’ll be happy to include them. Email us at info(at) Thanks!

MSP Institute Publications

March 2023: Carlowitz, L. v. & Hemmati, M.: Public interventions, awareness raising and dialogue on decolonisation and sustainable development. Overview paper.
Carlowitz Hemmati 2022 DecolonialisationProject_report (PDF – English)
Carlowitz Hemmati 2022 Dekolonialisierungsprojekt_Bericht (PDF – Deutsch)

August 2017: Making Multi-stakeholder Partnerships Work for the Sustainable Development Goals (by M Hemmati, MSP Institute, and F Dodds, Tellus Institute). Summary report of a Workshop on the Margins of the UN High Level Political Forum. New York, July 2017. 

April 2017: Principles an Practices of Multi-stakeholder Partnerships for Sustainable Development – Guidance and Oversight from UN Decisions (M Hemmati, MSP Institute, and F Dodds, Tellus Institute), paper prepared for a workshop of the Friends for Governance for Sustainable Development, an informal government group active at the UN in New York.
PDF download: Hemmati 2017 MSP_Principles_Practices_PPT

August 2016: High-quality Multi-stakeholder Partnerships for Implementing the SDGs (M Hemmati & F Dodds), blog and article

October 2015: Engagement and Communication for Implementation and Review (PDF) (M Hemmati) Contribution to the United Nations Expert Group Meeting on „Social Development and the Agenda 2030“, New York

June 2015: Multi-stakeholder Engagement and Communication for Sustainability. Beyond Sweet-talk and Blanket Criticism – Towards Successful Implementation (M Hemmati & F Rogers)

Related Publications

May 2015: Towards New Social Contracts: Using Dialogue Processes to Promote Social Change. CIVICUS – World Alliance for Citizen Participation, Johannesburg (written by M Hemmati & F Rogers) (Download in 4 languages from here)