Nettsider med emneord «SDGs»

Publisert 1. juni 2019 13:03

In this seminar, Sandya K. Hewamanne analyses how former factory workers navigate global capitalism. The seminar is the first in our new SDG Asia seminar series that addresses the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the Asian context.

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Publisert 20. aug. 2018 11:54

The Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health organizes its first annual international conference in Oslo. 

Roadside market in Malawi
Publisert 6. mars 2020 16:01

It is great to be back in Malawi, where there is considerable political excitement following a recent landmark ruling by the Constitutional court that has received massive attention in large parts of the world.

Publisert 17. apr. 2016 11:49

According to my research, these are the main causes of persistence of poverty.

Publisert 14. aug. 2018 09:07

Three years have elapsed since the introduction of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on the world stage. This summer, I interacted with UN and World Bank officials, country representatives, academics, civil society organizations and numerous think tanks. My goal was to better understand the current status of policymaking and implementation of the SDGs at global, national and local levels. Here is a brief overview of what I found.

Publisert 14. sep. 2018 15:35

Malawi is an illustrative example of the challenges that low-income countries face as they try to make themselves attractive for aid agencies, international institutions and private sector actors in the quest to promote development and reduce poverty.

Publisert 13. aug. 2018 09:00

Has the 2030 Agenda really changed the way politics work? And, how do concepts change practices?

Whenever the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are discussed, we usually hear the same refrain: this is a new way of thinking about development! The language of donors and recipients is passé; we are all developing countries now; we are all in the same boat; this is a universal approach to development, and so on. Although rhetorically effective, these expressions beg the question of whether the change is primarily an ideational revision, or whether it is actually changing politics. To put it more bluntly: Is the 2030 Agenda mainly changing semantics, or is it changing practice?  

Publisert 26. aug. 2018 12:50

An estimated 38 million people in the world today are vulnerable to famine and 815 million suffer from various forms of hunger. No country epitomizes the hunger challenge better than India. The country's much touted success in preventing famine due to democratic political institutions (as famously argued by the Nobel laureate Amartya Sen) has not been replicated in the field of chronic hunger, which remains a major concern and affects large groups in the population. 

Publisert 2. juli 2018 14:53

There is now growing attention among numerous stakeholders on the resources and types of policies required to best promote and achieve the SDGs. However, it is not always clear what various stakeholders understand by the term “success”.

Publisert 9. aug. 2018 17:02

A persistent complaint among many developing country leaders is the poor state of their roads and how the international community appears reluctant to invest in infrastructure development. China has the solution, or so it claims. Launched in 2013, the ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, estimated to cost over $5 trillion, aims at global investments in transportation, infrastructure, telecommunications, logistics, energy, and oil and gas. But will it help promote the SDGs? And is it all win-win?

Publisert 1. juni 2019 12:59

The 21st Century is Asia’s Century. At the ASIANET 2019 conference, we analyse the rise of Asia along three axes: the economy and global power balance; the environment and resource politics; and social, political and ideological change.

Publisert 25. aug. 2020 13:34

The cancelled ASIANET conference goes online and becomes Asia Week: five days of digital talks and panels, all on the challenges of sustainability in Asia.

Cover of OECD report on the SDGs in Viken
Publisert 24. nov. 2020 15:39

A recent OECD report explores how the SDGs can be operationalised in a prosperous world. Norway's most populous county, Viken, recently implemented the SDGs in regional planning with good results. 

Publisert 15. aug. 2011 14:52
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Publisert 6. sep. 2019 14:46

The second annual conference of the Independent Panel on Global Governance for Health took place in New York (USA), and was co-organized by the Centre for Development and the Environment (University of Oslo) and the The Julien. J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs (The New School). Watch videos of all the sessions here.

Publisert 16. jan. 2017 11:15

This project aims at strengthening the role of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in Chinese companies in alignment with the global SDG agenda.

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Publisert 3. jan. 2022 07:42

The annual Asianet conference 2022 is hosted by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), in collaboration with the Norwegian Network for Asian Studies.

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Publisert 11. mai 2021 08:43

The annual Asianet conference 2021 is hosted by MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society, in collaboration with the Norwegian Network for Asian Studies.

Publisert 22. jan. 2020 13:33

At the 2020 Asianet conference, we focus on the Asian sustainability challenge.