Scaling Up SDGs Implementation: Down the Road to Fast Approaching 2030

  • Godwell NhamoEmail author
  • Vuyo Mjimba
Part of the Sustainable Development Goals Series book series (SDGS)


As this chapter is published, the world would have moved past 4 years since the ratification of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (AfSD) in September 2015. The 2030 AfSD enshrines 17 interlinked Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which countries are to domesticate, localize and implement. Given the indications of a slow movement in SDGs implementation, the global, regional, national and local voices advocating for scaling up SDGs implementation are growing. These voices can be divided into two major groups, namely, those from the state (government) and those from non-state actors. While the Voluntary National Review (VNR) system remains the barometer upon which progress in implementing SDGs is measured, the early indication is that there has been good progress in some sectors particularly both the private and public corporate sectors and other sectors too.

This chapter presents efforts from different stakeholders in scaling up SDGs implementation across the world. Among such stakeholders are national governments, the United Nations family, the corporate sector and civil sector including the non-governmental organizations, youth movements and higher education. The chapter concludes by profiling the contents of the chapters that make the entire book.


SDGs Scaling up Stakeholders Voluntary National Review (VNR) Implementation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Corporate CitizenshipUniversity of South AfricaPretoriaSouth Africa
  2. 2.AISA ProgrammeHuman Sciences Research Council (HSRC), African Institute of South AfricaPretoriaSouth Africa

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