in: Breuer, Anita / Daniele Malerba / Srinivasa, Srigiri / Pooja Balasubramanian (eds.), Governing the interlinkages between the SDGs: approaches, opportunities and challenges, London: Routledge, 1-14
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) simultaneously, will require an integrated implementation of the 2030 Agenda and increased policy coherence. In response to the challenges, in recent years a growing body of literature has proposed a variety of methods and tools to identify and assess interlinkages between the SDGs, both globally and in individual country contexts. With regards to political-institutional preconditions, it is assumed that factors such as regime type, the quality of governance and state capacity influence governance for SDG implementation. Debates about good governance have been decisively shaped by intergovernmental organizations in the context of development cooperation. The evolution of governance mechanisms thus depends on the broader social, political, and institutional context in a society. Characteristics of policy mixes include the consistency of their elements and the coherence of processes. The chapter also presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in this book.