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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Humanitarian Aid and Global Governance: An Analysis

U. Sarangi
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U. Sarangi: Government of India, New Delhi

Romanian Journal of Economics, 2020, vol. 51, issue 2(60), 05-35

Abstract: The research paper entitled ‘Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) Humanitarian Aid and Global Governance: An Analysis’ is an attempt to analyze the relationships existing between SDGs, Global Peace and Humanitarian Aid in order to assess and comprehend to delineate a comprehensive global agenda to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) slated by the United Nations by the turn of 2030. The paper makes an attempt to study the interactions between SDGs across economies evolved over time. The issues relating to synergies and trade-offs between the SDGs have also been analyzed in the research study. The pledge has been that all the members nations which are signatory to the United Nations need to plan, devise, coordinate and make sincere efforts to achieve the implementation of SDGs by the turn of 2030 slated by UN. Research studies have shown that there is an urgent felt need of analyzing the trends, behavioral relationships amongst and across the SDGs to assess the synergies and trade-offs existing between the SDGs to rectify the same for smooth implementation of the 2030 Agenda on SDGs. The aspect-wise review of literature has been dealt with in detail in the research study. The focus of the study has also been on certain key issues and concepts such as SDGs, Peace, Humanitarian Aid, SDG Index and Dashboards on SDG indicators, SDG interactions using the SDG Index and Dashboards, changes in synergies between SDGs, changes in trade-offs between SDGs etc., The other aspects dealt within the research study include interactions between projected SDGs and HICs(High Income Countries), MICs(Middle Income Countries) and LICs(Low Income Countries), behavior of SDGs trend etc. The study has identified and assessed the relationships among the macro variables relating to all the 17 SDGs. The study has covered aspects such as reshaping global governance for sustainability, governance coherence, development goals and sustainable development, democratic governance and democratic funding, UN 2020 democratic global governance, linkage of 2030 Agenda for SDGs with the agenda for humanity, humanitarian SDGs by the SDSN, perception of global trade unions on SDGs, social dialogue etc., The implications of the research study are that further research needs to be undertaken to reverse the trends of these trade-offs between SDGs and to identify effective solutions to develop the synergies between the SDGs in order to analyze the trends and behavior of these SDGs for effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda on SDGs slated by UN.

Keywords: SDGs; Humanitarian Aid; SDG Index; SDG Dashboard; UN 2020 democratic global governance; Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) Humanitarian Aid and Global Governance: An Analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G38 Q01 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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