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Aleksandr Ignatov, Sergey Mikhnevich, Irina Popova  , Elizaveta Safonkina, Andrey Sakharov, Andrei Shelepov

Leading Donors' Approaches to SDGs Implementation

2019. Vol. 14. No. 1. P. 164–188 [issue contents]

The Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by the UN General Assembly on 25 September 2015, cover a wide range of challenges faced by developing and developed countries alike. The Agenda 2030 is focused on fighting poverty in all its manifestations through the implementation of strategies for sustainable economic growth.

The SDGs are relevant on both international and national levels. This article discusses the policy of the six major foreign aid donors in achieving the SDGs both domestically and abroad. The countries selected for the analysis include three major developed donors: Germany, Canada, and Japan, as well as three new developing donors: Brazil, India, and China.

The comparative analysis was based on such aspects of the national policy aimed at achieving the SDGs as: a) SDGs inclusion into national conceptual and strategic documents; b) institutional organization and social partners engagement; c) integration of the SDG priorities into foreign aid strategies; d) official ODA motivation; e) and the quality of communication policy on the SDGs implementation.

Based on a review of the aforementioned countries’ experience in localizing the SDGs, the author makes recommendations to advance this agenda in the Russian Federation.

Citation: Ignatov A., Mikhnevich S., Popova I., Safonkina E., Sakharov A., Shelepov A. (2018) Leading Donors' Approaches to SDGs Implementation. International Organisations Research Journal , vol. 14, no 1, pp. 164-188 (in English). DOI: 10.17323/1996-7845-2019-01-10.
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