Policy Coherence for Development

The PCSD Partnership

 

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Concept Note (pdf)

 

The PCSD Partnership brings together governments, international organisations, civil society, think-tanks, the private sector, and other stakeholders from all regions of the world committed and working to enhance policy coherence for sustainable development (SDG 17.14) as a key means of SDG implementation.

Through its multi-stakeholder platform the members of the PCSD Partnership works together to:

  • Share knowledge and experiences to address the policy implications of SDG implementation;
  • Mobilise political will to adapt institutional mechanisms and policy-making processes to the vision and principles of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development;
  • Build capacities to analyse policy coherence challenges, track progress, and assess the effects of policies on sustainable development;
  • Strengthen existing policy coherence monitoring and reporting systems; and
  • Support national efforts for reporting progress on SDG Target 17.14 to "enhance policy coherence for sustainable development".

The main working method of the PCSD Partnership will be virtually through an online platform, with annual face-to-face meetings in the margins of the HLPF. The Partnership will be presented for the first time at the 2016 Knowledge Exchange on 18 July. This will be followed by an electronic discussion in the first half of September moderated by the PCSD Unit at the OECD. It is proposed thereafter to organise sharing of knowledge and expertise through four collaborative working groups:

A. Evidence-based analysis Developing evidence-based analysis on specific issues applying a PCSD lens to inform policy dialogue and policy making.  Such analysis could be linked to the specific theme identified for in-depth discussion at each HLPF e.g. food security or sustainable cities.

B. Integrated and coherent approaches Developing methodologies for addressing critical interactions among SDGs and targets and support coherent implementation. Some innovative approaches are already being developed and applied, e.g. Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI); International Council for Science (ICSU).

C. Institutional practices Identifying good institutional practices for enhancing policy coherence in SDG implementation, building on good practice experience through development cooperation and/or National Sustainable Development Strategies.

D. Monitoring policy coherence Strengthening capacities for tracking progress and reporting on policy coherence in SDG implementation. It will be important to clarify the needs of stakeholders and match supply with demand.

 

To join the PCSD Partnership, please contact Ebba Dohlman (ebba.dohlman@oecd.org); Ernesto Soria Morales (ernesto.soriamorales@oecd.org); and/or Carina Lindberg (carina.lindberg@oecd.org).

See also "Partnerships for the SDGs" https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/partnership/?p=12066

 

 

 

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