The new Sustainable Development Goals, approved by the UN in September 2015, will frame policies and actions for political, economic and social development in all countries, till 2030. The call to build strong international partnerships is urgent: poverty, inequality, conflict, instability, and deep uncertainty still affect everyday life of the majority of world population. The ASERI Master's Course in International Cooperation and Development offers a privileged framework for interdisciplinary analysis of the global situation, among a group of international students, scholars and professionals. We explore tentative solutions to the world problems, through the coordinated efforts of governmental and non-governmental actors. Partnership is indeed a key word in pursuing development and inclusion: cooperation is about empowering the vulnerable, the poor and the marginalized in becoming protagonists of their own development. Partnering for development is about local projects, but even more about appropriate national and global policies. Ultimately, it is about bridging gaps among people, groups and institutions.