Title: Does the social and solidarity economy contribute to the reach and accomplishment of the sustainable development goals? A systematic literature review

Authors: Duarcides Ferreira Mariosa; Leandro Pereira Morais; Juan Fernando Álvarez; Fabiano Politti; Miguel Ángel Alarcón Conde; Ana Milena Silva Valencia

Addresses: Postgraduate Program in Sustainability, Center for Economics and Administration of the Pontifical Catholic, University of Campinas, R. Prof. Dr. Euryclides de Jesus Zerbini, 1516, Campinas, 13087-571, SP, Brazil ' Departament of Economics – UNESP – Araraquara, SP – Brazil ' Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Carrera 7 No. 40 – 62, Bogotá, Colombia ' Universidade Nove de Julho (UNINOVE), Postgraduate Program in Rehabilitation Sciences, Physical Therapy Department, 425, São Paulo, Brazil ' Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Campus Universitario de Albacete, s/n – 02071, Albacete, Spain ' Universidad ICESI, Calle 18 # 122-135 Cali, Colombia

Abstract: Although the themes social and solidarity economy (SSE) and sustainable development goals (SDG) have been intensively researched, the works presenting results that demonstrate the intersection between the two subjects are still undergoing experimentation. Through a systematic review of the literature, this paper aims to find out how SSE organisations contribute to the implementation of the SDGs. The authors elaborated a checklist to assess the methodological procedures of the results from studies published. After applying the eligibility criteria, the selected papers show us that the 'metrics' for assessing SSE contributions to the implementation of the SDGs are not measured by fully quantified methodologies. We conclude that, according to the results of this systematic review, although the existence of a positive relationship between the SSE and the implementation of the SDGs is considered, the studies available in this period, do not present robust and consistent methodologies to demonstrate this relationship.

Keywords: SDGs; sustainable development goals; SSE; social and solidarity economy; systematic literature review; methodological procedures; social and solidarity economy contributions agenda 2030; checklist to assess the quality of the study; social and solidarity economy impacts.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISD.2022.123884

International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development, 2022 Vol.16 No.3/4, pp.538 - 555

Received: 18 Dec 2020
Accepted: 03 Mar 2021

Published online: 04 Jul 2022 *

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