Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development 2017
Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Prosperity
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).
Published on May 29, 2017