Accelerators bring together partners from different sectors around common agendas for action, seeking to catalyze investments, expertise, and innovation to drive further progress towards the Global Goals.

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
Hellen Keller

What are accelerators?

Greater than the sum of their parts, Goalkeepers Accelerators are powerful, transformative partnerships that help speed us toward the Global Goals. Curated every year specifically for Goalkeepers, Accelerators are best-in-class examples of innovative, multisectoral partnerships that are driving results on one or more specific SDG targets. Every partner shares a ‘can do’ attitude and belief that progress is possible with the right partnerships, investment and big ideas. Often consisting of strange bedfellows, Accelerators challenge all of us to think about new ways to drive measurable progress, empower rising young leaders and work together to achieve equity.

By becoming an Accelerator, partners commit to launching something entirely new that will have a transformative impact on achieving the SDGs – whether that means engaging new partners and donors, scaling to a new country or region, launching a new product and much more. Our growing community of Goalkeepers holds these Accelerators accountable to the ambitious goals they set for themselves over the next 3-5 years. With shared commitment, unbridled ambitious, and a willingness to think big, Goalkeepers Accelerators play a critical role in getting us one step further to success in 2030.

Who are accelerators?

To date, there are seven unique Accelerators with more than 40 partners touching a variety of SDGs and indicators. Every September, we launch new Accelerators that are pushing boundaries to create a more equitable world. Check out our amazing past Accelerators and the work they’re doing.


Girls First Fund
Scaling Early Literacy
Goalkeepers Youth Action Accelerator


Advancing Digital Financial Inclusion for All
Scaling National Community Health Worker Programs
Investing in the Women Changing the World
The Power of Nutrition

Goalkeepers report

The Goalkeepers Report is published every year and charts the progress toward the Global Goals. This year’s report focuses on youth population growth that will affect future world progress.

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Progress Indicators

Goalkeepers tracks a set of 18 indicators every year to see what’s changing and why—dig into the data to find out.

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Three of the 2018 Global Goal Award winners

Global goal awards

In 2018, we honored Goalkeepers—individuals with extraordinary stories who are accelerating progress towards the Global Goals.

Learn more about the awards