Why we need real-time multilevel governance for the SDGs

Top-down and bottom-up relations between levels of government are both characterised by slow transfer of innovative ideas. For implementation of SDG issues, which are complex, urgent and relate to several administrative levels, we need to add a third approach and thus establish a three-speed gearbox for SDG multilevel governance. This third approach is ‘real-time’ collaborative multilevel governance. It consists of mechanisms that bring together representatives of all relevant levels of administration to implement specific SDG challenges. 

Full article, published as guest article at iisd.org on 13 June 2019

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