Perspectives and approaches that put territories at the centre of development have returned to become
important in international debate and policy to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Among the reasons for the renewed emphasis is the need to improve the effectiveness of sectoral approaches, to localise sustainable development, to better manage myriad and complex challenges now facing communities around the world and to take action for inclusive and equitable development. But how do we understand territorial approaches and what do they accomplish? This report, published by GIZ, seeks to take stock of experiences and lessons on territorial approaches from a large number of countries outside Europe. It seeks to substantiate the value of territorial approaches by documenting good practices, describing their benefits, identifying lessons and offering recommendations for future implementation of territorial approaches.
Authors: Thomas Forster, Angela Penagos, Sara Scherr, Louise Buck, Eduardo Ramirez
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