Estimating Networks of Sustainable Development Goals

55 Pages Posted: 31 May 2019 Last revised: 28 Jul 2019

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Luis Ospina-Forero

Alliance Business School (ABS)

Gonzalo Castañeda Ramos

University of the Americas, Puebla - Department of Economics

Omar A Guerrero

Alan Turing Institute - Alan Turing Institute; University College London - Department of Economics

Date Written: May 9, 2019

Abstract

An increasing number of researchers and practitioners advocate for a systemic understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through network analysis. Ironically, the burgeoning network-estimation literature seems neglected by this community. We provide an introduction to the most suitable estimation methods for SDG networks. Building a dataset with 87 development indicators in four countries over 20 years, we perform a comparative study. We find important differences in the estimated network topologies, as well as in synergies and trade-offs between SDGs. Finally, we provide some guidelines on the potentials and limitations of estimating SDG networks for policy advice.

Suggested Citation

Ospina-Forero, Luis and Castañeda Ramos, Gonzalo and Guerrero, Omar A, Estimating Networks of Sustainable Development Goals (May 9, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3385362 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3385362

Luis Ospina-Forero

Alliance Business School (ABS) ( email )

Bangalore
India

Gonzalo Castañeda Ramos

University of the Americas, Puebla - Department of Economics ( email )

Sta. Catarina Martir
Cholula, Puebla 72820 72810
Mexico

Omar A Guerrero (Contact Author)

Alan Turing Institute - Alan Turing Institute ( email )

96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB
United Kingdom

University College London - Department of Economics ( email )

Drayton House, 30 Gordon Street
30 Gordon Street
London, WC1H 0AX
United Kingdom

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