The study makes four recommendations on how the impact of UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks can be fully realised:
Extend and augment UNESCO Chair and UNITWIN Networks guidelines to contain an explicit demonstration of the impact of intellectual contributions on SDGs.
Studies examining the linkages between scholarly inquiry and the SDGs should be explored.
A recognition programme to publicise high-impact research by UNESCO Chairs/UNITWIN Networks for SDGs should be developed.
UNESCO mechanisms should be developed to strengthen the interaction between UNESCO Chairs and UNESCO Programmes in the production of knowledge and impact in areas of the SDGs.