Special Issue "Partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: strategic collaboration on sustainability; UN–business relations on sustainable development; partnering capacity building; evaluation of partnering processes and outcomes; leadership and learning in multi-stakeholder partnerships
Interests: multi-stakeholder collaboration and partnership; sustainable development; community development; citizen engagement; co-production; action research; systems change
Partnerships and other forms of collaboration between diverse actors in the public, private, and civil society sectors are regarded as essential for achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This Special Issue aims to offer appreciative and critical perspectives on the different ways in which a wide range of partnering and collaborative arrangements are working to support the SDGs with analysis of the following aspects, inter alia:
- Rationale and purpose;
- Forms and structures;
- Co-creation, engagement, and participation processes;
- Role and contribution of intermediaries and partnership brokers;
- Challenges encountered and how these have been addressed;
- Nature of their impact to date and how this has been measured;
- Potential to scale up and/or institutionalize SDG partnerships .
Papers that explore some of these aspects of multi-stakeholder collaborative arrangements, including case studies, comparative studies, and industry/sector reviews/updates, as well other methods and perspectives, are invited from different geographical regions and from global to local levels (including place-based approaches). In addition to consideration of process issues, we are particularly interested in receiving contributions that look at partnership in relation to synergies and interlinkages across SDGs and those that focus on transversal issues such as gender, inequality, leadership, innovation, technology, and advocacy for sustainable development. As the SDGs have a special focus on transformation, papers that explore the potential of partnerships to contribute to systems change and how this dimension might be assessed are particularly welcome.
Dr. David F. Murphy
Dr. Leda Stott
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Sustainability is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1900 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
Deadline for preliminary abstracts: 29 February 2020. Authors are advised to submit a preliminary abstract, in order to receive guidance on the suitability of their paper for the Special Issue.
- stakeholder engagement
- sustainable development goals
- global governance
- systems change