Empowering People and Ensuring Inclusiveness and Equality
SDG target 17.14 calls on all countries to “enhance policy coherence for sustainable
development” as a key means of implementation. According to countries’ Voluntary National
Reviews, this presents a major challenge. It requires meaningful collaboration and
co-ordinated action across both policy sectors and different levels of government.
It also requires balancing short-term priorities with long-term sustainability objectives
and taking into account the impact of domestic policies on global well-being outcomes.
The 2019 edition of Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development looks at countries’
efforts to meet this challenge and identifies opportunities for accelerating progress.
The third in a series, it shows how integrated and coherent policies, supported by
strong institutional and governance mechanisms, can contribute to empowering people
and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.