Edit by Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), a New Delhi, India; Heiner Janus, Researcher, Inter- and Transnational Cooperation programme at the German Development Institute; Stephan Klingebiel, Chair of the Inter- and Transnational Cooperation programme at the German Development Institute and Senior Lecturer at the University of Marburg, Germany; Xiaoyun Li, Chair Professor at China Agricultural University and Honorary Dean of the China Institute for South-South Cooperation in Agriculture; Prof. Li, Chair of the Network of Southern Think Tanks and Chair of the China International Development Research Network; André de Mello e Souza, Researcher at the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA), Brazil;  Elizabeth Sidiropoulos, Chief Executive, South African Institute of International Affairs; Dorothea Wehrmann, Researcher, Inter- and Transnational Cooperation programme at the German Development Institute.

.Global policy frameworks such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) require collective action across national, regional, and global levels and different policy areas. At a time when multilateralism is increasingly being contested, it is crucial to develop constructive ways for intensifying cooperation across these levels to achieve the 2030 Agenda. In order to identify improved governance structures for SDG cooperation, this handbook contributes to a better understanding of contested narratives, norms, and institutions.

The book – a collaborative effort of international researchers and practitioners across disciplines – analyses the role of development cooperation in achieving the 2030 Agenda in a global context of ‘contested cooperation’. Development actors, including governments providing aid or South-South Cooperation, developing countries, and non-governmental actors (civil society, philanthropy, and businesses) constantly challenge underlying narratives and norms of development. The book explores how reconciling these differences fosters achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The publication:

  • Analyzes international development cooperation for achieving the United Nations 2030 Agenda
  • Contributes to a new framing of development cooperation in a fundamentally shifting system of development cooperation
  • Examines an evolving academic and policy-related debate on the increasingly disruptive nature of development cooperation

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