The theme of the IAP’s 2018 report is accountability of the private sector. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will not be achieved without the active and meaningful involvement of the private sector.

Can the private sector be held accountable for protecting women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health? And if so, who is responsible for holding them to account, and what are the mechanisms for doing so? This report looks at three key areas of private sector engagement:

  • health service delivery
  • the pharmaceutical industry and access to medicines
  • the food industry and its significant influence on health and nutrition, with a focus NCDs and rising obesity.
  • Visit the 2018 Report site here
  • Download the Report here
  • Download the Summary of Recommendations in EnglishArabicFrench , Russian  and Spanish
  • 2018 Report launch event webcast available here
  • News release is available at:

  • IISD, SDG Knowledge Hub “Independent Panel Underscores Private Sector Accountability in Health”, here
  • DEVEX @UNGA “Getting accountability right for women and children”, here
  • Comment by Richard Horton “Offline: It’s time to hold the private sector accountable”, Lancet, here