Understanding the Spillovers and Transboundary Impacts of Public Policies
Implementing the 2030 Agenda for More Resilient Societies
The multidimensional and intergenerational nature of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable
Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) calls for integrated policies.
Progress made in a particular social, economic or environmental area or individual
goal may generate synergies and trade-offs across dimensions (spillover effects),
and steps taken in one country could have positive or negative impacts beyond national
borders (transboundary effects). Assessing the multidimensional and cross-border effects
of policies has become even more urgent in the context of COVID-19 containment measures.
However, there are gaps in governance and analytical tools for identifying and managing
spillover and transboundary effects, posing challenges for governments in designing
and implementing sustainability strategies. 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.