Moving the 2030 agenda forward: SDG implementation in Colombia
Corporate Governance : The international journal of business in society
Photo (above): © GETTY IMAGES © THE NEW DIVISION 2 Stockholm Environment Institute SEI researchers have developed a practical approach that can support this planning (described in detail in Weitz et al. (2018) ). The approach can be used to prioritize action on SDG targets and to identify the most effective partnerships and collaborations, based on an understanding of realworld interactions between targets in a given context. The SDG Synergies approach has already been tested in partnership
... in partnership with national governments and international agencies and is constantly being improved and adapted, with tailored decisionsupport tools created in the process. Overview of the SDG Synergies approach The core of the approach is a three-step process of collaborative analysis. The process can involve scientific experts, representatives of different sectors of government, and a range of other stakeholders. As well as benefitting from their unique perspectives, this inclusiveness can help to build bridges and partnerships between actors and sectors, generating shared understanding of the challenges and opportunities, highlighting common interests, and building ownership among stakeholders. These outcomes can be just as valuable as the analytical outputs. Our approach is highly collaborative: stakeholder involvement is at the heart of our efforts to build capacity, strengthen institutions, and equip partners for the long term. Our work spans climate, water, air, and land-use issues, and integrates evidence and perspectives on governance, the economy, gender and human health. Across our eight centres in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, we engage with policy processes, development action and business practice throughout the world.