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Delivering on universal goals and targets

The OECD supports the United Nations in ensuring the success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by contributing our knowledge, unique tools and experience. You'll find some examples below.

Policy work with developed and developing countries

Strengthening sustainable investment policies

The OECD Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Qualities recommendation, toolkit and indicators are powerful new tools to help governments looking to meet global commitments on sustainable development.

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Measuring Distance to the SDGs

The OECD has developed a unique methodology allowing comparison of progress across sustainable development goals and targets, and also over time, to help countries set their own priorities for action within the broad 2030 Agenda.

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Industrial Policy for the SDGs

How can governments support the private sector’s contribution to the SDGs? Firms still face significant hurdles in their sustainability transition. Here are some recommendations on the design of industrial policies to enhance the contribution of businesses to the SDGs. 

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Outlook on financing for sustainable development

Call for collective action to address both the short-term collapse in resources of developing countries as well as long-term strategies to build back better following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The financing gap to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in developing countries was estimated at several trillions of dollars annually before the pandemic. The report demonstrates that progress to leave no one behind has since reversed, and the international community faces unprecedented challenges to implement the holistic financing strategy set out in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA).

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Applying a gender lens on the SDGs

Gender equality is one of the overarching principles of the 2030 Agenda through Goal 5 and the aim of leaving no-one behind. To help advance it, the OECD has released an analysis of the distance to achieving SDG targets for women and girls: How are women and girls doing?

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Unlocking commercial finance for the SDGs

Blended finance can help bridge the investment gap for the SDGs. Official Development Assistance (ODA) continues to finance them but additional capital is required to shift the trillions needed. The Blended Finance Principles are a policy tool for all providers of development finance. 

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Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development

The OECD's Recommendation on Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD) is a comprehensive standard to help countries address integrated economic, social, and environmental goals, and accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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