Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development 2018
Towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies
The 2030 Agenda is a universal, collective responsibility that covers all levels:
global, national and territorial. To address global policy challenges in a complex
and interconnected world, policy coherence will be key. A more coherent multilateral
system will be essential to reconcile and deliver the economic, social and environmental
transformations needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The 2018 edition of Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development shows how integrated
and coherent policies, supported by strong institutional mechanisms, can contribute
to the “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies” – the theme of
the 2018 United Nations High-level Political Forum (HLPF). The report applies the
institutional, analytical and monitoring elements of the “policy coherence for sustainable
development” framework to identify challenges and opportunities facing governments
as they move to implement the SDGs, both at the national level and collectively at
the global level.
The report suggests eight building blocks for enhancing policy coherence for sustainable
development (SDG Target 17.14), and identifies emerging good institutional practices
drawing on recent OECD work, country surveys and voluntary national reviews. It includes
19 country profiles and sets out options for tracking progress on policy coherence
for sustainable development at the national level.
Published on May 28, 2018Also available in: Korean