Capacity-building, the process of developing and strengthening skills, abilities, processes, and resources, is an integral part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is explicitly highlighted in SDG 17 (Partnerships for the Goals), where target 17.9 stresses the importance of global support for effective and targeted capacity-building in developing countries. However, its influence extends across multiple goals. For example, capacity-building enables the achievement of SDG 4 (Quality Education) by empowering teachers and students, and SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) by developing skills necessary for the labor market. It also underpins SDG 13 (Climate Action) by enhancing technical capabilities to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Therefore, capacity-building is a cross-cutting approach essential to achieving all SDGs.
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