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An imperfect vision of indivisibility in the Sustainable Development Goals

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Philip McGowan, Dr Gavin Stewart, Dr Graham Long, Dr Matthew Grainger

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Abstract

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are presented as highly connected: an ‘interrelated’ and ‘indivisible’ agenda with need of policy coherence for implementation. We analyse the relationships among SDGs using formal systems analysis and find that the connections between Goals are uneven, with a failure to integrate gender equality, and peace and governance concerns. This incoherence may undermine policy initiatives aimed to develop approaches to implement the SDGs.


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Author(s): McGowan PJG, Stewart GB, Long G, Grainger MJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Nature Sustainability

Year: 2018

Online publication date: 17/12/2018

Acceptance date: 13/11/2018

Date deposited: 18/12/2018

ISSN (electronic): 2398-9629

Publisher: Nature Publishing Group

URL: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-018-0190-1

DOI: 10.1038/s41893-018-0190-1


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