Water-related sustainable development goal accelerators: A rapid review

Taing, Lina, Dang, Nga, Agarwal, Malvika and Glickman, Talia, (2021). Water-related sustainable development goal accelerators: A rapid review. Water Security, 14 1-10

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    Author Taing, Lina
    Dang, Nga
    Agarwal, Malvika
    Glickman, Talia
    Title Water-related sustainable development goal accelerators: A rapid review
    Appearing in Water Security
    Volume 14
    Publication Date 2021-09-20
    Place of Publication Amsterdam
    Publisher Elsevier B.V.
    Start page 1
    End page 10
    Language eng
    Abstract The United Nations has adopted accelerators – policies or programs that target multiple SDGs – to expedite delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This rapid review examines the potential application of accelerators in water interventions from 2015 to 2020, with special consideration of how gender is integrated to fast-track SDG implementation as a cross-cutting case. While 86% of water projects acknowledged SDG interlinkages, project indicators did not reflect SDG acceleration objectives. For example, despite widespread acknowledgement of gender as a critical SDG issue, only a fifth of projects applied gender-related accelerators, and the bulk lacked strategic gender dimensions that addressed systemic roots of inequality. This suggests a strategic opportunity for the water sector to accelerate SDG progress through greater integration of cross-cutting programming.
    Keyword SDG
    Clean water and sanitation
    Gender equality
    Policy Integration
    Implementation Studies
    Evidence maps
    Copyright Holder The Authors
    Copyright Year 2021
    Copyright type Creative commons
    DOI 10.1016/j.wasec.2021.100100
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