Senior Researcher
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), German Institute for International and Security Affairs

Areas of Expertise 
Global Governance, Post 2015 Development Agenda, Sustainable Development, The Private Sector and Private-Public Partnerships, United Nations

Global Governance, Intergovernmental Organizations, Sustainable Development, The Private Sector and Private-Public Partnerships, United Nations, United Nations Reform

Background
Dr. Marianne Beisheim is senior researcher at Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) – the German Institute for International and Security Affairs. Her research focuses on sustainable development governance. She is an expert on the follow-up and review processes of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and directs a project on the review of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).

Marianne Beisheim is a member of the UN-Political Advisory Board of the German Federal Foreign Office. She is also a member of the Steering Committee of the German Science Platform Sustainability 2030. Ms Beisheim is the Chair of the Advisory Board of the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:) and a member of the Research Council of the United Nations Association Germany.

From 2003 till 2010, Dr. Beisheim was Assistant Professor for International Relations at Freie Universität Berlin. From 2006 to 2017, she directed a DFG-funded research project on multi-stakeholder partnerships for sustainable development.

Recent Publications
Beisheim, M. (2020). Reviewing the HLPF’s “format and organizational aspects” – what’s being discussed? Assessing current proposals under debate. Working Paper Nr. 01, Berlin: SWP.

Beisheim, M. & Bernstein, S. (2020). Matching the HLPF’s Ambition to Performance: Prospects for the Review. Guest Article for IISD, https://sdg.iisd.org/commentary/guest-articles/matching-the-hlpfs-ambition-to-performance-prospects-for-the-review/

Beisheim, M. & Bernstein, S. (2020). The High-Level Political Forum Review 2020: An Opportunity to Fulfill the. HLPF’s Mandate. In Dodds, F. (Ed.), Governance for Sustainable Development, Volume 4: Challenges and Opportunities for Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. New Frontiers Publishing.

Beisheim, M. (2018): UN Reforms for the 2030 Agenda: Are the HLPF’s Working Methods and Practices “Fit for Purpose”? SWP Research Paper 2018/RP 09.

Beisheim, M. and Nils S. (2018): Multistakeholder Partnerships for the SDGs: Actors’ Views on Metagovernance, in: Global Governance, Vol. 24, No 4, 497-515.

Beisheim, M. und Andrea L. (Eds.) 2014: Transnational Partnerships –Effectively Providing for Sustainable Development? Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan(Series “Governance and Limited Statehood”).

Recent ACUNS Activity
Participation in ACUNS AM 2020

2014–2019 participation at the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF)


Updated June 2020