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SDGs Patterns Across the Globe: From Theory to Practice


  • Nikos Chatzistamoulou


  • Phoebe Koundouri


In the present chapter SDGs patterns are defined in terms of the country performance on the Sustainable Development Goals Index provided by the United Nations Index and Dashboards. The latter index is adopted to analyze how sustainable development, based on the average performance on the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals, has evolved during the last four years both at global as well as at the European level in order to explore whether any patterns emerge. Indeed, findings indicate that the Nordic countries are the best performers, shifting the attention to Europe. Thus, special attention is paid to the case of the European member states.

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  • Nikos Chatzistamoulou & Phoebe Koundouri, 2020. "SDGs Patterns Across the Globe: From Theory to Practice," DEOS Working Papers 2016, Athens University of Economics and Business.
  • Handle: RePEc:aue:wpaper:2016

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