Clusters of Sustainable Development Goals: A Metric for Grassroots Implementation

Authors

ผศ.ดร.วิพุธ อ่องสกุล, Salil K.Sen

Published

Sustainability: The Journal of Record

Abstract

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals at the grassroots level is a challenge given the amplitude and multiplicity of goal‐specific skill sets required. This article explores the use of clusters of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a metric for their implementation at the grassroots level. There is a gap in research related to assessing the extent to which multiple clusters of the SDGs can enhance effective implementation at the grassroots level in developing countries, where the breadth of expertise precludes the inclusion of all 17 SDGs. Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA) indicates the existence of a set of unique arrays, in this case, clusters of SDGs. Unidimensionality is imperative in the methodological approach to assess the constructs of individual SDGs. For this study, three regions—Central Asia (Georgia), South Asia (Sri Lanka), and Southeast Asia (Vietnam)—were analyzed with respect to their energy reform trajectories. A chi-square analysis yielded support for the research goal of discerning a more efficient approach to implementing clusters of sustainable development goals. The results have potential for facilitating implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals deployed as clusters and applied to infrastructure reforms, with specific focus on energy reforms.

(2561). Clusters of Sustainable Development Goals: A Metric for Grassroots Implementation. Sustainability: The Journal of Record, 2561(3), 118-126.