The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a complex system comprising 169 targets and currently about 230 indicators. The Agenda emphasizes that the interlinkages and integrated nature of the SDGs are of crucial importance in ensuring that the purpose of the new Agenda is realized. As countries are gearing up to design and implement policies towards attaining the SDGs, these interlinkages are becoming highly relevant. Moreover, possible trade-offs have to be dealt with and synergies will be challenging to achieve. Sufficient and coordinated action requires national and international policy frameworks with adequate assessment, monitoring, and evaluation procedures. Comprehensive research to transparently reveal interlinkages, potential trade-offs and synergies between the various goals and targets is crucial to guide policy and facilitate civil society as well as business engagement. Accordingly, analytical models and practical tools are needed to i) identify interlinkages, ii) assess trade-offs, iii) identify priority action, and iv) promote synergies by adopting multi-purpose solutions.
Invited are disciplinary (in particular from the field of economics and political science) and interdisciplinary research articles and commentaries to address these needs by focusing on:
In particular invited are contributions with focus on SDG 17 (Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development) which address the role of finance, technology, capacity building, trade or achieving sustainable development.Deadline for submissions is May 31, 2017