Right to Play

This report explores the diverse approaches of a cross-section of countries to learn what is working with regards to sport for development programmes, the challenges that remain to be addressed, and how national governments can broaden the current dialogue to both strengthen current initiatives and encourage more countries to harness and integrate the tremendous power of sport into broader national development and peace strategies.

The key findings of the report are that sport needs to be positioned as a tool for development, the importance of building government support, the essential place played by sport federations and development NGOs, the importance of strengthening the current evidence base, the strong focus of donor countries on the need to build local and national capacity and ownership, strong momentum among developing countries, regional outreach, engaging multilateral institutions.

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