Scaling up SDGs Implementation

Emerging Cases from State, Development and Private Sectors

  • Godwell Nhamo
  • Gbadebo O. A. Odularu
  • Vuyo Mjimba

Part of the Sustainable Development Goals Series book series (SDGS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction and Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Drawing Up National SDGs Baselines and Cases Involving State Actors

  4. The Business Sector and the SDGs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Marjorie Chaniwa, Collen Nyawenze, Ronald Mandumbu, Godfrey Mutsiveri, Christopher T. Gadzirayi, Vincent T. Munyati et al.
      Pages 115-127
  5. Civil Society and the SDGs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Julia Lopes, Rafael Moraes Reis, Larisa Ho Bech Gaivizzo, Gabriela Litre, Saulo Rodrigues Filho, Carlos Hiroo Saito
      Pages 141-154
  6. Conclusions and Policy Recommendations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Vuyo Mjimba, Gbadebo O. A. Odularu
      Pages 183-188
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 189-194

About this book


This volume challenges global leaders and citizenry to do more in order to resource the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (AfSD) and its 17 interwoven Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Starting from the concept ‘we cannot manage what we cannot measure’, the book presents some cases showing how to draw national level baselines for the domestication and localisation of the SDGs seeking to provide a clear roadmap towards achieving the 2030 AfSD. Scaling up SDGs Implementation is targeted at the United Nations, national and state governments, sub-national governments, the corporate sector and civil society, including higher education institutes, labour groups, non-governmental organisations and youth movements. The book is cognizant of these institutions’ common, but differentiated responsibilities and capabilities within their socio-political, environmental and economic conditions.   

The book presents case studies of how the corporate sector has been scaling up SDGs implementation, from the tourism sector, insurance, to the aviation and agricultural sectors. To make sure that no one is left behind, the volume includes cases on solutions for pressing environmental and socio-economic problems ranging from cooperatives in Brazil to the conservation of springs in Zimbabwe. The matter of finding synergies between the climate SDG and the Paris Agreement’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) is elaborated at length. Lastly, the book discusses how institutions of higher education remain critical pillars in SDGs scaling up, with cases of curriculum re-orientation in South Africa to the rolling out of the Women’s University in Africa. In this context, this volume challenges every global citizen and organization to invest every effort into making the implementation of the SDGs a success as we welcome the second four to five year segment down the road to the year 2030.


SDG implementation SDG indicators Food security Climate action Land reform Synergy and coordination Rural development Community organization Conservation SDG partnering

Editors and affiliations

  • Godwell Nhamo
    • 1
  • Gbadebo O. A. Odularu
    • 2
  • Vuyo Mjimba
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Corporate CitizenshipUniversity of South AfricaPretoriaSouth Africa
  2. 2.Socio-Economic Research Applications & Projects (SERAP LLC)Washington DCUSA
  3. 3.Africa Institute of South Africa, AISA ProgrammeHuman Sciences Research CouncilPretoriaSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-33215-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-33216-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2523-3084
  • Series Online ISSN 2523-3092
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