Realising the Transformative Vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in All Localities

Social and solidarity economy refers to economic activities guided by principles of cooperation, solidarity, and democratic self-management, and which prioritise social and, often, environmental objectives beyond the profit motive.


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2030 Agenda
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sustainable development

Translating the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development from a global-level vision into national and local solutions will be key to its success. These solutions will need to transform economic, social, and political structures at the local level in an inclusive, democratic, and sustainable way. Deeply embedded in local context, the social and solidarity economy (SSE) concept has great potential for localising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This article looks at three key pitfalls that stakeholders need to avoid in the process, and suggests ways to address them through SSE institutions and actors to help localise the SDGs.