Better Policies for Development 2015

Policy Coherence and Green Growth

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In 2015, as the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) come to an end, the international community is embarking on a new global framework for sustainable development. The international community, including the OECD and its members, will need to adapt its policy instruments and working methods to successfully achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. This report contributes to this process by introducing the concept of Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD), along with a proposal for monitoring coherence.

Better Policies for Development 2015 provides an overview of the core actions involved in aligning separate – and sometimes opposing – policy objectives, as well as managing potential trade-offs and synergies between them. In particular, it applies a policy coherence lens to green growth, as one of the priority areas for policy coherence identified in the OECD Strategy on Development.

The report includes numerous contributions from intellectuals, member states and civil society.



How are countries adapting to the new development agenda?

The new agenda offers opportunities for countries to adjust their domestic policies, institutions and mechanisms to promote policy coherence for sustainable development in a post-2015 context. This chapter provides an overview of recent or ongoing national efforts to this end. Some countries showcase the institutional mechanisms they have in place (or are developing) in order to implement the new agenda, while others highlight specific sectors in which coherent policy making has contributed to improved development outcomes. Recognising that policy coherence for development has its origin in civil society, this chapter also includes important contributions from civil society organisations (CSOs) in different countries.


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