Governing the Interlinkages between the SDGs: Approaches, Opportunities and Challenges identifies the institutional processes, governance mechanisms and policy mixes that are conducive to devising strategies of integrated Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) implementation.

The book edited by Anita Breuer, Daniele Malerba, Srinivasa Srigiri and Pooja Balasubramanian examines the dedicated policies targeting the SDGs, as well as political and institutional drivers of synergies and trade-offs between the SDGs in selected key areas – both cross-nationally and in specific country contexts. Their analysis moves beyond the focus on links between SDG indicators and targets. Instead, the book takes advantage of recent evidence from the initial implementation phase of the SDGs and each chapter explores the question of which political-institutional prerequisites, governance mechanisms and policy instruments are suited to accelerate the implementation of the SDGs. The findings presented are intended to both inform high-level policy debates and to provide orientation for practitioners working on development cooperation.

This volume will be of great interest to practitioners and policy makers in the field of sustainable development, as well as academics in the fields of sustainability research, political science, and economics.

chapter 1|15 pages

Governing the Interlinkages between the SDGs

Approaches, Opportunities and Challenges
ByAnita Breuer, Daniele Malerba, Srinivasa Srigiri, Pooja Balasubramanian

chapter 2|14 pages

Scientific Approaches to SDG Interactions Analyses

The State of Play
ByTherese Bennich, Nina Weitz, Henrik Carlsen

chapter 3|21 pages

The Role of Good governance in Reducing poverty and Inequality 1

Evidence from a scoping review of interlinkages between SDGs 16, 10, and 1
ByCameron Allen, Anita Breuer, Julia Kercher, Pooja Balasubramanian, Julia Leininger, Arvinn Gadgil

chapter 4|20 pages

Governance mechanisms for coherent and effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda

A Cross-national Comparison of Government SDG Bodies
ByAnita Breuer, Julia Leininger, Daniele Malerba

chapter 6|16 pages

Trade-offs and SDG Politics in South American Agrifood Governance

The risks from cherry-picking
ByKaren M. Siegel, Mairon G. Bastos Lima

chapter 7|18 pages

Governance of the Water-Land-Food Nexus for Integrated Achievement of the 2030 Agenda

The case of Lower Awash River Basin, Ethiopia
BySrinivasa Srigiri, Waltina Scheumann

chapter 8|16 pages

Implementing the 2030 Agenda under Resource Scarcity

The Case of WEF Nexus Governance in Azraq/Jordan
ByInes Dombrowsky

chapter 9|18 pages

To Grow or Not to Grow?

Revisiting Economic Growth as a Sustainable Development Goal in Light of the Degrowth Debate
ByDaniele Malerba, Yannick Oswald

chapter 10|16 pages

Gender and Education

BySarah Khan

chapter 11|18 pages

Modelling the Interaction Between Climate Mitigation and Income Inequality

The use of Integrated Assessment Models and the case of India
ByJohannes Emmerling, Daniele Malerba

chapter 12|19 pages

Poverty, Inequality, and Growth

The East Asian experience
ByPooja Balasubramanian

chapter 13|14 pages

A Decision-Making Tool for Systems Thinking in SDG Implementation

Experiences from Sweden's Voluntary National Review 2021
ByHenrik Carlsen, Nina Weitz, Therese Bennich

chapter |13 pages


ByAnita Breuer, Daniele Malerba, Pooja Balasubramanian, Srinivasa Srigiri