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Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development 2017

Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Prosperity

Published on May 29, 2017

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With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, all nations committed to a set of universal, integrated and transformational goals and targets, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Translating the new vision of the SDGs into action is a major challenge. This year, Ministers will gather at the High-Level Political Forum of the United Nations to take stock of progress, with a particular focus on eradicating poverty and enhancing prosperity in a changing world.

Against this backdrop, Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development 2017 seeks to inform policy making by showing how a policy coherence lens can support implementation efforts, drawing on OECD evidence and analysis. It identifies challenges and good institutional practices for enhancing policy coherence in SDG implementation, drawing on the experience of the early implementers of the SDGs.

The report introduces eight building blocks for policy coherence for sustainable development as well as a conceptual “coherence monitor” to track progress on policy coherence. It also includes an analysis of the nine OECD countries’ voluntary national reviews which were presented at the 2016 High-Level Political Forum of the United Nations (Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Mexico, Norway, Korea, Switzerland and Turkey).
 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Executive summary
Building blocks for coherent implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals
Implementing the 2030 Agenda nationally
Integrated approaches for eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity
Tracking progress in policy coherence for sustainable development
Partnerships to enhance policy coherence for sustainable development
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