Effective regional mechanisms are no longer confined to trade, finance and labour policy, but have increasingly been able to initiate regional social policies across a wide range of sectors. Building on this success, can they play an enhanced role in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, with its focus on cross-border challenges intertwined across the social, environmental and economic spheres? This Issue Brief discusses the potential and opportunities for regional organizations to contribute to the SDGs and identifies priorities for action.
This work is part of ‘Poverty reduction and regional integration: a comparative analysis of SADC and UNASUR health policies’ project supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the UK Department for International Development
Nicola Yeates (2017) Beyond the Nation State: How Can Regional Social Policy Contribute to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? UNRISD Issue Brief 5, November 2017
Beyond the Nation State: How Can Regional Social Policy Contribute to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?
Published 30 November 2017