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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Find out how the RELX SDG Resource Centre is advancing the awareness, knowledge and implementation of the UN's sustainable development goals by providing access to a range of content from across our organisation and from key partners as well as access to global news on the SDGs
This Health Policy article supports Sustainable Development Goal 3 by presenting recommendations for implementation of second-generation memory clinics to assess potentially modifiable risk factors for brain pathology and to reduce risk.
This article supports SDG 2, SDG 3 and SDG 13 by demonstrating the importance of enhancing farmers’ perceptions of of Climate-Smart Agriculture potential to promote environmental stewardship with motivations by demographic, socioeconomic and ecological factors.
Our research explores how Stakeholder Capitalism can contribute to global governance to achieve all the 17 SDGs. The main findings revealed that Stakeholder Capitalism and its principles are favorable to foster a friendly environment for achieving most of the SDGs and can contribute to global governance in achieving mainly the SDGs 8, 9, and 17. However, Stakeholder Capitalism literature is incipient for the SDGs 6, 14, and 15, needing further research development by considering non-human stakeholders and the environment.
This article advances SDG # 13 by devising a new way of accounting for responsibility, and shows that developing countries value-chain based responsibility for global CO2 emissions has surpassed that of developed countries since 2012 and is increasing quickly. Massive global value chains, through global trade, make accounting for "responsibility" of climate emissions increasingly complicated.
This Review supports SDG 3 by investigating how licensing could successfully improve the affordability of and timely access to biotherapeutics in low-income and middle-income countries, by identifying key elements needed to support access to affordable biosimilars in these countries.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, several international initiatives have been developed to strengthen and reform the global architecture for pandemic preparedness and response, including proposals for a pandemic treaty, a Pandemic Fund, and mechanisms for equitable access to medical countermeasures. These initiatives seek to make use of crucial lessons gleaned from the ongoing pandemic by addressing gaps in health security and traditional public health functions.
In this episode of the “World We Want” podcast series and in support of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2022, Joslyn Chaiprasert-Paguio, Senior Acquisitions Editor at Elsevier, talks to Alan Berkowitz and Lindsay Orchowski about the causes for violence against women and the potential solutions for society.