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Latest from the Journal of Sport for Development! Read about the value that the SDGs hold for key sport stakeholders in development and policy.

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are hailed as a common language to unite a global commitment towards a change of trajectory regarding social, economic, and environmental development issues. Although not overtly cited within the SDGs or their related targets, sport has been widely accepted and promoted as an enabler of social change and a mechanism through which to strategically map and measure commitments to sustainability. However, despite the numerous case study examples of specific sport-based programs that have demonstrated the potential of sport to contribute to the SDGs, there is limited knowledge about the currency and value that the SDGs hold for key sport stakeholders in development, and a shortage of concrete evidence to assess the uptake and integration at the level of national policy. In an attempt to address this shortage, this paper presents insights from the analysis of secondary data collected by the Commonwealth Games Federation from 62 Commonwealth Games Associations (CGAs) in relation to their perspectives on the contribution of sport to the SDGs. The paper provides examples of specific areas of strength, or those in need of further development, to present a baseline for the current state of play in understanding the contribution from individual CGAs to the SDGs.

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All regions
All sports
10 – Reduced inequalities
8 - Decent work and economic growth
Policymakers
Girls and women
https://www.sportanddev.org/research-and-learning/resource-library/contribution-sport-sdgs-insights-commonwealth-games

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2021
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Tags

Country
Does not apply
Region
All regions
Sport
All sports
Sustainable Development Goals
10 – Reduced inequalities
8 - Decent work and economic growth
Themes
Target Group
Policymakers
Girls and women