This research examined the social economy (SE) in Seoul, Republic of Korea, and how it is contributing to implementing and, ultimately, achieving the city’s “localized” SDGs. Characterized by a rapid development of proactive SE policies, dramatic growth of SE organizations and enterprises, and the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s strong commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the city’s experience offers a valuable opportunity to further enrich understanding of social and solidarity economy as a means of implementation of the SDGs. This was the first case study of a series of research projects on SSE and the SDGs which UNRISD is planning to undertake.
Localization of the SDGs through Social and Solidarity Economy
Social Economy in the National Context: Origins and Development in the Republic of Korea
Institutions and Policies for Social Economy in Seoul
Impacts of Seoul’s Social Economy on Sustainable Development
How is Social Economy Contributing to Achieving Seoul’s SDGs?
Conclusion: Limits, Tensions and Opportunities
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