SDG 16:

Peace justice and strong institutions

SDG 16, what is it?

SDG 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions aims to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels*. It is composed of the following 12 targets:

16.1 Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere

16.2 End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children

16.3 Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all

16.4 By 2030, significantly reduce illicit financial and arms flows, strengthen the recovery and return of stolen assets and combat all forms of organized crime

16.5 Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms

16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels

16.7 Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels

16.8 Broaden and strengthen the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance

16.9 By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration

16.10 Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements

16.A Strengthen relevant national institutions, including through international cooperation, for building capacity at all levels, in particular in developing countries, to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime lgrbt

16.B Promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development








SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


SDG breakdown per asset class

According to our Impact Database, since 2015 SDG 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions received 94 % of total capital commitments in public equity, 2 % in fund of funds 2 % in hedge funds and 1 % in private equity funds.


Data provided by Phenix Capital’s Impact Database (May 2022). Impact Database maps the impact fund universe across all asset classes. Register for free demo.




Impact investment data

Our 2022 Impact Fund Universe Report provides more information on the allocation towards that specific Sustainable Development Goal.

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