South America

This journal article addresses SDG 5 by showing that the way society is organized causes several gender biases that may be reflected throughout women's careers. Funding agencies, universities, and society need to take steps to consider the systemic bias that women experience throughout their careers.
This book chapter advances SDG10 and 16 by investigating practices for disaster response that take indigenous communities into account--something that is often ignored or even actively opposed.
Advancing SDG 15, this article aimed to isolate, characterize (biochemically and molecularly) and assess the potential of cowpea nodulating/maize associated rhizobia for plant growth promotion.

Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Volume 139, September 2020, pp. 54-69

The ability to be mobile within a community without fear of gender-based violence or sexual harassment is an inherent right of every individual. This article explores the current state of gender and mobility issues in Bogota, Columbia and discusses the need to change current policies in support of UN SDG's 5, 10, and 8.

Current Opinion in Insect Science, 2020, ISSN 2214-5745

The best-documented example of a solution provided by insects to address the SDGs is the value chains of insect farming as feed and food. In countries recovering from conflict, agricultural development should focus on restoring food production by smallholder farmers (SDG 1 and 2), improving their socio-economic position (SDG 8), and contributing to peace (SDG 16).

One Earth Perspective, Volume 1, ISSUE 2, P202-215, October 25, 2019

This article addresses goals 16, 12, and 15 by discussing the Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America, or IIRSA, and presenting results of a projection analysis showing that IIRSA could push the Amazonian forest past a “tipping point,” degrading biodiversity, reducing carbon storage, and harming continental agriculture.
This report conducts an analysis of the intergovernmental fiscal transfer programs whose budget allocation formulas include population criteria.Through a series of simulations in three Latin American countries (Bolivia, Ecuador, and El Salvador), it analyses what would have happened if more accurate population estimates had been used when allocating transfers to subnational governments. This contributes to SDGs 10 and 16.

Biodiversity of Pantepui, The Pristine “Lost World” of the Neotropical Guiana Highlands, 2019, Pages 403-417

This book chapter addresses goals 15, 13, and 12 by discussing conservation efforts to protect pristine and untouched land in the Pantepui area.
This article assesses governance challenges at the local level associated with SDG 6, which pledges to ensure sustainable water and sanitation for all. It reviews prior shortcomings in global monitoring efforts, as well as local governance challenges and potential barriers to implementation facing SDG 6.

World Development, Volume 118, 2019, Pages 27-38, ISSN 0305-750X,

This paper contributes to goal 4 by calling for a careful assessment of the politics of education reform, particularly teacher policy reforms. It identifies three special challenges linked to these reforms: they are generally contentious, often threatening the institutional interests of well-organized and politically powerful teacher unions; their implementation is opaque, as impact depends on classroom-level change that is difficult for reformers to monitor; and benefits are long-term, usually well beyond the political tenure of reform champions.