Implementing the OECD Recommendation on Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development
19th Meeting of the informal network of National Focal Points for Policy Coherence
31 March 2020 | 14:00-17:00 hrs | Virtual Meeting
Annotated draft agenda Presentations Summary
14:00-14:10 Welcome and Introductory Remarks
- Mr. Janos Bertok, Acting Director, OECD Public Governance Directorate (tbc)
14:10-16:00 Session 1. What challenges will your country face in implementing the OECD Recommendation on Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development?
In this session, panellists from OECD Member and partner countries will share their specific country experience in enhancing policy coherence for the implementation of the SDGs. They will put their experiences in the context of implementing the different principles of the PCSD Recommendation and share their views on how they plan to use the Recommendation for improving policy coherence going forward, and what challenges they may be facing. The session will also present an opportunity to highlight challenges and opportunities for implementing PCSD principles in making policy choices and trade offs in the context of COVID 19.
Moderator: Carina Lindberg, Policy Analyst, Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development, OECD Public Governance Directorate, OECD
- Carmelo Abela MP, Minister within the Office of the Prime Minister (MSD) of Malta: Responsible for Sustainable Development, Social Dialogue and the Implementation of the Electoral Manifesto.
- László Borbély, State Counselor, National SDG Coordinator Government of Romania.
- Anna Pasková, Director, Department of Environmental Policy and Sustainable Development, Czech Republic.
- Erika Bernhard, Vice Director, Department of Development Cooperation in the EU and the UN, Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Austria.
- Marguy Kohnen, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Luxembourg.
- Mara Cossu, Directorate General for Sustainable Development, Ministry of Environment and Protection of the Territory and Sea, Italy
- Jillian Campbell, Chief Statistician and Yannis Derbali, Associate Expert, UN Environment.
- Tatyana Teplova, Head of the Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development Goals Division, OECD Public Governance Directorate.
Tour de table based on issues for discussion :
• What good country practices could be included in the detailed guidance note to support the implementation of the PCSD Recommendation?
• What challenges are you facing in implementing PCSD principles and the broader SDG agenda? How does the current context related to COVID 19 affect the implementation of PCSD? How can PCSD recommendation support addressing policy challenges created by COVID19? What type of support could help overcome these challenges both at the OECD-wide and country-specific level?
• What challenges are you facing in monitoring progress on PCSD? What lessons can be learned from the experience of piloting the methodology for the SDG indicator 17.14.1: “Number of Countries with mechanisms in place to enhance policy coherence for sustainable development”?
- OECD Recommendation of the Council on Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development
- Annotated Outline Guidance that will support the implementation of the PCSD Recommendation
- SDG Governance Review Czech Republic, Institutional Scan 2020
- Report 4 Consultation Workshops SDG 17141, UN Environment, short-version
- Report 4 Consultation Workshops SDG 17141, UN Environment, long-version
16:00 – 16:45 Session 2. Programme of Work and Budget 2021-2022
The preliminary draft PWB 2021-2022 on PCSD aims to provide a framework for taking forward the mandate provided by Members through the OECD Council Recommendation on Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development. It is aligned with the overall priorities of the Organisation, and reflects a policy context of increasing global concerns that progress on the SDGs is slowing in many areas. It also reflects the global call for a decade of action to accelerate progress and deliver the SDGs by 2030, and the key role that the OECD can play in supporting countries and contributing to the advancement of the 2030 Agenda by relaying on its multidisciplinary and by leveraging its governance standards. In this session, focal points will provide feedback on the proposed outputs for the work on PCSD for the next biennium.
- Tatyana Teplova, Head of the Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development Goals Division, OECD Public Governance Directorate
Issues for discussion:
• Does the preliminary draft PWB adequately reflect the priorities of Members to advance PCSD? Are any priorities missing?
• Does the proposed outputs capture sufficiently the needs of countries to enhance PCSD?
16:45 - 17:00 Wrap up and next steps
This survey is designed to identify the areas where expert support could be most effective to tackle key governance and
leadership challenges in support of the SDGs. The consultation results will provide input to a needs assessment that will
help to shape the Global Hub on the Governance for the SDGs. Have your say on our electronic survey.