Synergies between the Belt and Road Initiative and the 2030 SDGs: from the perspective of development

Economic and Political Studies | 作者: Jin Ling | 时间: 2018-09-28 | 责编: Wang Jiapei
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The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has its own development logic, which draws mainly from China’s development and cooperation experiences. In addition to aid, the BRI prioritises ownership, infrastructure connectivity and comprehensive approaches to development. The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), drawing many lessons from the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), mark a visible shift from the past donor–recipient relationship to an equal development partnership in the international development narrative. Comparing the two initiatives, this paper identifies synergies between the BRI and the SDGs from the perspective of development and concludes that an emphasis on ownership is the basis for docking the two development visions. The docking process should begin at the stage of strategic dialogue and policy planning between China and its development partners, and infrastructure connectivity is an area of special importance when seeking synergies and developing differentiated approaches to working in different contexts.

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Jin Ling is research fellow of the Department for European Studies, China Institute of International Studies.


Source: Economic and Political Studies, Volume 6 Issue 3.