Africa, 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063: The Imperative of Transnational Governance

Africa, 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063: The Imperative of Transnational Governance

Oluwaseun James Oguntuase
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4817-2.ch001
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The hierarchical state-led model of governance that is used to address global policy issues has proved to be wanting on sustainable development. This chapter discusses the concept of transnational governance of sustainable development, focusing on the United Nations 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063 in Africa. The premise is that implementation of the two agendas represents an enormous challenge to African governments in terms of resources, extent, and urgency. The chapter will make a reasonable case that transnational governance is required for active engagement of non-state actors and relevant institutions to mobilize resources to support the effective implementation and monitoring of the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063 in Africa.
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Governance Of Sustainable Development

Governance is the various institutionalized modes of social coordination to produce and implement collectively binding rules, or to provide collective goods. It includes formal institutions and regimes empowered to enforce compliance, as well as informal arrangements that people and institutions either have agreed to or perceive to be in their interest (Commission on Global Governance, 1995). Governance consists of both structure and process. As a structure, it relates to institutions and actor constellations. Governance as process pinpoints the modes of social coordination by which actors engage in rulemaking and implementation and in the provision of collective goods (Börzel & Risse, 2010). In the words of Keping (2018), governance identifies the blurring of boundaries and responsibilities for tackling social and economic issues, which are key elements of sustainable development.

Key Terms in this Chapter

Institution: A social structure in which people cooperate and which influences the behavior of people and the way they live.

Transnational: Extending or operating across national boundaries.

Sustainable Development: Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Agenda: An underlying often ideological plan or program.

Governance: The structures and processes of governing a state or organization.

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