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.



Monitoring Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development

This chapter aims to guide national efforts to monitor the coherence of their domestic policies and to assess their overall contribution to sustainable development outcomes. It recognises that ensuring progress in policy coherence for sustainable development (PCSD) in the post-2015 framework will require going beyond institutional mechanisms and also take into account policy interactions, contextual factors, and effects on human wellbeing – including over time. The initial focus is on the three priority areas in the OECD Strategy on Development: global food security; illicit financial flows; and green growth. For each of these areas, this guidance highlights existing OECD indicators, policy instruments and dialogue platforms, as identified in an Organisation-wide mapping exercise to inform the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


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