Influence of the 2030 Agenda in the Design of Policies to Fight Poverty and Social Exclusion in Rural and Urban Contexts
- Scholars from seven different countries participated in this Special Issue, from countries in the Global North, such as the USA , Germany , Spain [3,4,5,6,7,8], Poland  or Australia , to countries in the Global South, such as Malaysia  and Colombia . Despite being a small sample, it shows how analyses from institutions in the North are still predominant in the field.
- Regarding the spatial sphere where the studies are focused, 50% of the contributions analyze policies addressed to urban areas [1,2,3,4,10], 20% to rural areas [5,8], while the remaining contributions consider their interrelation of effects on both sides [6,7,9]. The attraction of more contributions focused on processes of inequality in urban areas is a sign of renewal in the field, traditionally more centered on issues of poverty in rural areas.
- In regard to the geographic scope of the contributions, half focus their analysis on countries in the Global North [1,3,4,5,6] and half on countries in the Global South [2,7,8,9,10], showing the deep transformation brought by this agenda to the territorial focus of research on development studies. It has to be determined whether this attention to development issues in the North does not come to the detriment of the interests of the Global South. According to the contributions in this Special Issue, such attention on the Global South could not only be lacking in terms of the research conducted by scholars but also missing cutting-edge themes.
- Considering the facet of the 2030 Agenda under analysis, 30% of the contributions question the influence of the 2030 Agenda as a whole [1,8,10], while the remaining 70% focus on specific SDGs. Within this body of papers, two contributions analyze the influence of all the SDGs [3,6], while the others focus, respectively, on SDG 2 , SDG 8 , SDG 11  and a mix of certain SDGs [7,9].
- Finally, regarding the methodology, there is a certain bias towards qualitative approaches. Half the contributions are case studies [1,2,3,4,8], either individual or comparative, while only 20% are quantitative approaches with more sophisticated techniques such as structural equation modelling  or spatial analysis . The remaining 30% also rely on qualitative approaches via content analysis [6,9] or descriptive analyses of indicators .
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Sianes A, Fernández-Portillo LA. Influence of the 2030 Agenda in the Design of Policies to Fight Poverty and Social Exclusion in Rural and Urban Contexts. Land. 2022; 11(10):1627. https://doi.org/10.3390/land11101627Chicago/Turabian Style
Sianes, Antonio, and Luis A. Fernández-Portillo. 2022. "Influence of the 2030 Agenda in the Design of Policies to Fight Poverty and Social Exclusion in Rural and Urban Contexts" Land 11, no. 10: 1627. https://doi.org/10.3390/land11101627