Exploring the role of local governments as intermediaries to facilitate partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals

Masuda, Hiromi, Kawakubo, Shun, Okitasari, Mahesti and Morita, Kanako, (2022). Exploring the role of local governments as intermediaries to facilitate partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainable Cities and Society, 82(Jul-22), 1-12

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    Author Masuda, Hiromi
    Kawakubo, Shun
    Okitasari, Mahesti
    Morita, Kanako
    Title Exploring the role of local governments as intermediaries to facilitate partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals
    Appearing in Sustainable Cities and Society
    Volume 82
    Issue No. Jul-22
    Publication Date 2022-04-05
    Place of Publication Amsterdam
    Publisher Elsevier
    Start page 1
    End page 12
    Language eng
    Abstract Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires localization and multi-stakeholder partnerships, and local governments have the best potential to act as intermediaries to facilitate partnerships. This study examines how local governments have facilitated partnerships for the SDGs, especially partnerships with private sectors. It focuses on how local governments conducted their intermediary roles from the perspective of sustainable transitions and analyzes Japanese cases. The results of our analysis provide the following suggestions for local governments to enhance their intermediary roles to facilitate partnerships for the SDGs. First, the SDGs should be recognized as a driver of sustainable transitions. Second, there needs a balance in terms of the level of the public sector's involvement in partnerships, so that local governments can maximize the benefits of informal networks in relation to SDG localization. Third, new intermediaries can be created by local governments. The findings of this study contribute to the growing body of literature on SDG localization and partnerships by identifying possible roles and suggestions that local governments can adopt as transition intermediaries.
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    LOCAL GOVERNMENT
    Keyword Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
    Localization
    Intermediaries
    Copyright Holder The Authors
    Copyright Year 2022
    Copyright type Creative commons
    ISSN 22106707
    DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2022.103883
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