Policy coherence for sustainable development


  • Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development Tookit

    The new interactive self-assessment tool enables policy-makers, practitioners and stakeholders to review their institutional mechanisms, organisational structures and policy-making processes against internationally recognised good practices on Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development, as outlined in the OECD Recommendation on Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development. It is designed to stimulate dialogue by helping users to identify strengths, gaps and weaknesses as a first step towards improvement.

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  • Building a coherent response for a sustainable post-COVID-19 recovery

    This OECD COVID-19 policy brief aims to present a Policy Coherence Roadmap, which can support governments in strengthening mechanisms and capacities for organising a sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 crisis – one that does not come at the expense of progress towards the SDGs. As governments move towards recovery, recent experiences gained by OECD and partner countries in promoting policy coherence for sustainable development (PCSD) can offer lessons to shape sustainable policy decisions and coherent actions in line with their commitments to accelerate progress and achieve the SDGs by 2030.

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  • Understanding the Spillovers and Transboundary Impacts of Public Policies

    The multidimensional and intergenerational nature of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) calls for integrated policies. This book, a collaborative effort by the OECD and the European Commission-Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC) presents a set of new governance and analytical tools, lessons learned from country experiences, and good emerging practices for managing spillover and transboundary effects in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

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We work to strengthen the capacity of governments to design, implement and monitor coherent and integrated policies for sustainable development. This entails fostering synergies across economic, social and environmental policy areas; identifying trade-offs and reconcile domestic and international objectives; and addressing the spill-overs of domestic policies on other countries and on future generations.


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