SDG Localization Work for Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic: Indonesia and the Philippines

Okitasari, Mahesti, Katramiz, Tarek, Kandpal, Richa and Korwatanasakul, Upalat, "SDG Localization Work for Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic: Indonesia and the Philippines" in SDGs in the Asia and Pacific Region ed. Filho, Walter Leal, Ng, Theam Foo, Iyer-Raniga, Usha, Ng, Artie and Sharifi, Ayyoob (Cham: Springer Cham, 2023), 1-27.

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  • Author Okitasari, Mahesti
    Katramiz, Tarek
    Kandpal, Richa
    Korwatanasakul, Upalat
    Book Editor Filho, Walter Leal
    Ng, Theam Foo
    Iyer-Raniga, Usha
    Ng, Artie
    Sharifi, Ayyoob
    Chapter Title SDG Localization Work for Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic: Indonesia and the Philippines
    Book Title SDGs in the Asia and Pacific Region
    Publication Date 2023-05-14
    Place of Publication Cham
    Publisher Springer Cham
    Start page 1
    End page 27
    Language eng
    Abstract In South-East Asia, the COVID-19 pandemic has further slackened and reversed the progress on multiple Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targets, such as those related to the environment, employment, and economic growth. While efforts to recover from the pandemic must go hand in hand with SDG localization efforts, they require solutions across various policies and governance domains. This chapter looks at the local efforts in coordinating and aligning multiple policies to recover and achieve the SDGs. It draws from qualitative and quantitative surveys targeting local governments in Indonesia and the Philippines. The findings demonstrate that the COVID-19 pandemic has amplified a vast array of existing challenges, from socioeconomic to institutional issues, leading local governments to highly prioritize economic and health recovery at the cost of social and environmental goals (e.g., gender, climate action). Efforts are needed to synergize local recovery strategies with SDG localization to mitigate SDG deceleration, address the climate crisis, and tackle inequality. The chapter contributes to the literature on SDG localization in two ways. First, it highlights local governments’ actions in overcoming the socioeconomic impact of COVID-19 and keeping with SDG localization progress. Second, it offers recommendations on how the SDG can guide local governments to support their attempted actions toward recovery and beyond. Overall, this study brings a nuanced understanding of issues facing local governments in a subregion within the Asia-Pacific to discuss synergizing SDG local implementation with COVID-19 recovery.
    Keyword Recovery
    SDG localisation
    Copyright Holder Springer Nature Switzerland AG
    Copyright Year 2022
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISBN 9783030912628
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    Created: Mon, 29 May 2023, 17:19:53 JST by Hanna Takemoto on behalf of UNU IAS