The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) constitute an indivisible agenda. We cannot tackle food security (SDG 2), for instance, without considering land degradation (SDG 15) or climate change (SDG 13) and vice versa. Such interactions may exist between any set of SDGs. In practice, however, individual interventions on the ground often focus on one specific SDG without considering the links with other goals. This can lead to missed opportunities for establishing synergies, or worse, to contradictory interventions that undermine certain SDG.
This international research programme will study interactions between different SDGs in specific country contexts. The results will provide insights into how development actors can effectively govern interactions among SDGs for improved development outcomes.
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Towards transformative change: polycentric governance as a way to achieve the SDGs more inclusively
In February, Prof. Dr Art Dewulf and Dr Daniel Wiegant of Wageningen University (WUR) organised a three-day project meeting to kick off the four-year research project on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) governance and decision-making in East Africa
Multistakeholder meeting on SDG Interactions and Policy Interventions in Developing Countries
On October 21st, 2022, The Broker and its partners in the NWO-funded research programme on SDG Interactions and Policy Interventions in Developing Countries organised a
Examining the Literature on SDG Interactions
We are exactly halfway between the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in 2015, and the target year set for achieving them, in 2030.
On a road to understanding SDG interactions
The Broker is starting a 5 years knowledge brokering and synthesis (KBS) project within NWO’s SDG Interactions research programme, in collaboration with Dr. Nicky Pouw (University of Amsterdam) and Prof. Dzodzi Tsikata (University of Ghana)
This research programme aims to encourage research focusing on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) interactions and policy interventions in developing countries. The consortia will work in an inter- and transdisciplinary manner, internationally and across the entire knowledge chain.
“Beyond cherry-picking”: aligning development actors and efforts for inclusive and effective governance of trade-offs and synergies between SDGs in East Africa