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World Development, Volume 127, 2020,104770, ISSN 0305-750X, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.worlddev.2019.104770.

This special issue of World Development is part of the SDG Perspectives Series, a collaborative, interdisciplinary endeavour whose aim is to interrogate the gap between academic and policy discourses underpinning the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. The articles offer rich overviews on key goals, and provide examples, research evidence, and empirical data that illustrate important challenges and new lines of enquiry. By narrowing down the discussion on specific aspects of the SDGs that deserve particular attention, the special issue offers a nuanced perspective on the potential and limitations of the 2030 Agenda.
Contributing to SDGs 3 (Good Health and Well-being) and 5 (Gender Equality), this Elsevier Atlas Award winning article investigates the mental health impacts of psychological abuse within intimate relationships.
This article addresses SDGs 3 and 5 by documenting evidence of mistreatment of women during childbirth in health facilities across Ghana, Guinea, Myanmar, and Nigeria. Women were frequently subjected to physical and verbal abuse, stigma, and racial or ethnic discrimination, forced to undergo non-consented procedures such as vaginal examination, caesarean section, or episiotomy, and detained after giving birth if they were unable to pay hospital bills.
Elsevier,

World Development, Volume 126, 2020, 104706, ISSN 0305-750X

This paper contributes to the debate on the agency of the South in shaping global norms by focusing on the adoption of sustainable development as the consensus framework for the SDGs. Based on documentary and archival research, interviews with stakeholders, and direct participant observation of the SDG negotiations and consultations, the paper chronicles the ideas originating from the South in the emergence and subsequent evolution of the sustainable development concept and the adoption of the SDG.
This article addresses SDGs 3 and 5 by analysing the effectiveness of an intervention designed to prevent physical intimate partner violence against women in Tanzania. Women who completed the 10-session social empowerment intervention reported lower rates of physical intimate partner violence than those in the control group, demonstrating that intimate partner violence can be prevented through empowerment of women.
The #SDGBookClub helps children learn about the Sustainable Development Goals. The book club presents a selection of books for children aged 5-12 on each of the goals. Check out the books that have been selected in support of Goal 5 - Gender Equality.
Advancing SDG 5 (gender equality), Elsevier is preparing a new global gender and research report to promote gender diversity and advance gender equity using data and an evidence-based approach.
Elsevier,

The Lancet Global Health, Volume 7, Issue 7, July 2019, Pages e872-e882

This article addresses SDGs 3, 5, and 8 by highlighting that many female migrant domestic workers and live-in carers experience physical, verbal, and sexual abuse and assaults, most often perpetrated by their employers.
This article addresses SDGs 3 and 5 by assessing the effectiveness of an online intervention tool for women experiencing intimate partner violence in Australia. The study found no meaningful improvement in self-efficacy or depressive symptoms overall, but some women reported benefits with the intervention, highlighting the need to further develop and refine online decision aids for this purpose.
The number of countries with a national development plan has more than doubled, from about 62 in 2006 to 134 in 2018. This paper analyses the resurgence of national development planning, identifies the types and content of the plans, and their implications and interactions with the SDGs and the global development agenda.

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