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Better Policies for Sustainable Development 2016

A New Framework for Policy Coherence

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This report introduces the Framework for Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD) - a screening tool that aims to support governments in designing and implementing coherent policies. It explores policy coherence in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and suggests options for monitoring and tracking progress in SDG target 17.14, which calls on countries to "enhance policy coherence for sustainable development. The report also includes contributions from member states on their policy mechanisms and institutional arrangements for implementing the SDGs at the national level.

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Foreword

The 2016 edition of Better Policies for Sustainable Development comes at a critical time in the wake of the historic adoption of a new global agenda: “Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. This landmark agreement by Heads of State and Government, to set the world on a path towards sustainable development, recognises the need to look beyond narrow economic measures of progress and consider all aspects of well-being for current and future generations, to eradicate poverty everywhere and safeguard the planet. 2016 is the year of implementation, when words need to be matched by action in ways that change peoples’ lives. Achieving these common goals will require a collaborative partnership involving all countries and all stakeholders.

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