Get answers to any questions you may have about the G20 Health and Development Partnership.

What is the G20 Health and Development Partnership?

We’re an advocacy organisation aiming to ensure G20 countries coordinate their health innovation strategies to tackle the growing global burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases and promote the delivery of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a focus on SDG3 “health and well-being for all”. We make your voice heard.

Our partnership emerged as an informal coalition during the G20 Presidency in Germany in 2017, building on the objectives of SDG 17 “strengthening partnerships”. Our 22 partner organisations from across different sectors include product development partnerships, not-for-profit organisations, international organisations, public-private partnerships, health tech start-ups, the pharmaceutical industry, research institutions and academia. Our partnership is supported by a network of high profile Global Ambassadors.

What is Sovereign Sustainability and Development?

Sovereign Sustainability and Development (SSD) is a UK private limited company created in 2017 to act as the convener and secretariat of the G20 Global Health and Development Partnership. Following consultation with a number of key stakeholders and confirmation from the Government of Argentina that health would remain a focus of the G20 under its Presidency in 2018, Sovereign Strategy – the organisation that had provided secretarial pro-bono support to the partnership in 2017 – created a sister company to provide comprehensive management of the Partnership during its consequential phase and to reflect the increasing focus of its mandate and expertise in the sustainable development field.

What are the benefits of joining the partnership?

Members benefit from being integrated into the mission, vision and strategic objectives as outlined in the Strategic Objectives of the partnership as outlined under section “G20 Health and Development Partnership”. Partners have the unique opportunity to raise their work and issues in the collaborative platform that SSD is creating to enable a first-class, cross-sectorial dialogue. With the organisation of high-level events throughout its strategic year and the collaborative advocacy strategy, SSD brings partners together with high-level policymakers, beyond the G20. Partners will have the unique opportunity to continuously contribute to the strategic direction of the Partnership and benefit from the partnership as a platform which facilitates the pursuit of individual as well as collective objectives.

Who can join the partnership?

We welcome all organisations (public or private, profit and not-for-profit), companies, research institutes, academic institutes and associations with shared interests and objectives to advance global health to join the partnership.

How can my organisation join the G20 Health and Development Partnership?

We welcome the engagement of public, private, not-for-profit and academic organisations from all countries. After submitting a request on this site using the Contact section we’ll get in touch.

How long does membership last?

Membership fees are based on an annual (12 month) calendar year basis. Different rates apply for the private, public and not-for-profit sectors in high, middle and low income countries. Our rates follow the official world bank classifications.

Do I have to pay a membership fee to join?

Yes, there is a membership fee to join.

How can I join without paying a fee?

If your organisation is an academic institution you can join by contributing intellectually to the partnership.

How are fees used for the G20 Health and Development Partnership?

Membership fees are used to ensure the partnership is able to pursue its strategic objectives. All funds are invested directly into the management of the partnership with any deficit covered by the secretariat and any surplus reinvested back into the partnership. No fees are used for direct lobbying purposes.

Are travel expenses to related events covered by fees?

Travel and related expenses are not covered by membership fees for members.

How can I find out more about the G20 Health and Development Partnership?

Contact the G20 Health and Development Partnership team Tel +44 (0)207 930 6353, Email