Advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

  • Cristina D’Alessandro
  • Hany Besada
Part of the Palgrave Handbooks in IPE book series (PHIPE)


This chapter critically analyses the global post-2015 development agenda and partnership. The text first characterizes the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that shape the global agenda, describing the process through which they have been implemented. Differences in relation to and steps to move beyond the previous Millennium Development Goals are especially emphasized. We then identify critical thematic issues and concerns which are threatening the implementation of the SDGs. We conclude by focussing on SDG implementation, pointing out a few crucial actions for facilitating global development, and reflecting on the intrinsic ability of the SDGs to achieve these.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristina D’Alessandro
    • 1
  • Hany Besada
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.UMR PRODIGParisFrance
  2. 2.United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation, United Nations Development ProgrammeNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.United Nations University, Institute for Natural Resources in AfricaAccraGhana
  4. 4.Institute of African Studies, Carleton UniversityOttawaCanada
  5. 5.Centre on Governance, University of OttawaOttawaCanada

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