Systems-based Approaches for Development Co-operation to meet Diverse Needs and Aspirations in an Interdependent World

Sperling F, Lopes M, Malhotra R, & Fernandes A (2020). Systems-based Approaches for Development Co-operation to meet Diverse Needs and Aspirations in an Interdependent World. In: Systemic Thinking for Policy Making: The Potential of Systems Analysis for Addressing Global Policy Challenges in the 21st Century. pp. 77-90 Paris, France: New Approaches to Economic Challenges, OECD Publishing. ISBN 978-92-64-49456-5 DOI:10.1787/879c4f7a-en.

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Abstract

An approach to development co-operation based on systems analysis is advocated to help decision-makers reconcile multiple objectives related to the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development. Systems analysis examines how complex problems interact, how threats and risks can multiply, and where feedbacks might exist, making it possible to anticipate surprises or tipping points. It provides a pathway to effective translation of research into impacts, by developing instruments to bridge sectors and actors, as well as temporal, social, and spatial scales from global to regional, national, and subnational, thus facilitating the task of policy- and decision-makers to address global and national challenges. The need for collaboration to address global sustainability challenges runs counter to current political trends, where solutions advocated to address the needs of an individual country may prove detrimental by ignoring their international implications and longer-term consequences.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2020 08:47
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2020 08:47
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/16378

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