Urban–rural linkages: Effective solutions for achieving sustainable development in Ghana from an SDG interlinkage perspective

Baffoe, Gideon, Zhou, Xin, Moinuddin, Mustafa, Somanje, Albert Novas, Kuriyama, Akihisa, Mohan, Geetha, Saito, Osamu and Takeuchi, Kazuhiko, (2021). Urban–rural linkages: Effective solutions for achieving sustainable development in Ghana from an SDG interlinkage perspective. Sustainability Science, 16 1341-1362

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    Author Baffoe, Gideon
    Zhou, Xin
    Moinuddin, Mustafa
    Somanje, Albert Novas
    Kuriyama, Akihisa
    Mohan, Geetha
    Saito, Osamu
    Takeuchi, Kazuhiko
    Title Urban–rural linkages: Effective solutions for achieving sustainable development in Ghana from an SDG interlinkage perspective
    Appearing in Sustainability Science
    Volume 16
    Publication Date 2021-03-09
    Place of Publication Online
    Publisher Springer Nature
    Start page 1341
    End page 1362
    Language eng
    Abstract Much literature exists in the research field of urban–rural linkages, but little has been done via a comprehensive analysis from an interlinkage perspective in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Sustainable Development Goal 11 on sustainable cities and several targets embedded under other Goals provides a good framework for analyzing the urban–rural linkages. This paper contributes to this novel research perspective using Ghana as a case. The study applied an integrated approach by combining the results from a solution-scanning exercise with an SDG interlinkage analysis to identify the challenges and priority solutions and assess the synergies and trade-offs of the identified solutions. It extends the conventional solution-scanning approach by further assessing the synergies and trade-offs of the solutions from an SDG interlinkage perspective. It also enables a more practical SDG interlinkage analysis through the contributions from the multi-stakeholder consultations conducted in Ghana. The analyses show that prioritizing gender inclusion (Goal 5) will positively affect many social and well-being outcomes, including poverty elimination (Goal 1), hunger reduction (Goal 2), health improvement (Goal 3) and access to quality education (Goal 4) and basic services, such as water (Goal 6). However, gender inclusion could have potential trade-offs in the agricultural sector (Goal 2) in the case that women who dominate agricultural value chains could move to work in other sectors. Lack of proper infrastructure (Goal 9), such as transport, will hinder wide gender inclusion. An integrated approach that considers both the synergies and trade-offs of relevant solutions is critical for effective policymaking, specifically in developing countries.
    Keyword Urban-rural linkages
    Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
    SDG interlinkage analysis
    Integrated policymaking
    Ghana
    Copyright Holder The Author(s)
    Copyright Year 2021
    Copyright type Creative commons
    DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-021-00929-8
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