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Governance as an SDG Accelerator

Country Experiences and Tools

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Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a formidable governance challenge for countries at all levels of development. It requires governments to co-ordinate, consult and work across policy areas – as well as with the businesses sector and civil society – in an unprecedented way. This report provides evidence from OECD countries and partner economies on how public governance practices can be strengthened to help implement the SDGs. It looks at whole-of-government co-ordination, policy coherence and integrity, stakeholder engagement and open government, and the strategic use of budgeting, procurement and regulatory tools. It discusses robust monitoring and evaluation systems for ensuring that public policies and resource allocations for SDG implementation result in meaningful outcomes. It also explores how governance frameworks to support equal access to justice and gender equality can help catalyse implementation across the entire 2030 Agenda.

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Case studies on governance frameworks to ensure equal access to justice and citizens’ legal empowerment

The Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales was established in 1967 and is an independent body incorporated in New South Wales by the Law and Justice Foundation Act 2000 (NSW). Its main objective is to advance the fairness and equity in the justice system and to improve access to justice, particularly for socially and economically disadvantaged people. The Foundation brings together experts from different areas of expertise such as: law, evidence-based research, and the social sciences to look at access to justice through the lens of different disciplines. In particular, the Foundation seeks to use rigorous research methodologies to:

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