This section provides below a list of available tools developed and piloted by organisations involved in the PCSD Partnership (#SDGAction12066) to support country efforts in enhancing policy coherence for sustainable development. It also includes tools developed by the OECD. The respective links provide more detailed description of the tools’ specific features.

Strategic vision, commitment and leadership

The Integrated Sustainable Development (iSDG) model is a comprehensive simulation tool that generates country-specific development scenarios to show the implications of policy on a country’s progress towards the SDGs. It covers all the 17 Goals, and facilitates a better understanding of the interconnections of the goals and targets, in order to develop synergistic strategies to achieve them.

The Sustainable Development Goals Help Desk is a one-stop online service providing access to tools, knowledge products, expertise, advice and opportunities for peer-learning and regional South-South cooperation through thematic areas, covering a multitude of topics.

Coordinated action across sectors and government levels

The programme seeks to support interested cities and regions in fostering a territorial approach to the SDGs by:
‒ measuring where they stand vis-à-vis the national average and their peers;
‒ engaging a multi-level dialogue with their lower and upper levels of government to build consensus on who can do what, at what scale and how; and
‒ sharing best practice and lessons from international experience.

This work supports decision-makers and practitioners faced with questions of what progress on one target mean for progress in the other targets, how to prioritize action and which other stakeholders hold key to progress and with whom collaboration is necessary.
This tool that can help to identify thematic overlaps of the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda, thus connecting climate action to the SDGs. It allows users to analyse and compare how climate actions formulated in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) corresponds to each of the 17 SDGs.
Through the SDG Knowledge Hub, IISD increases the level of transparency in the 2030 Agenda process and assists stakeholders in better understanding and engaging in the SDGs. The platform also provides a space for diverse voices and perspectives on issues related to sustainable development.
The Sustainable Asset Valuation tool (SAVi) provides an example of a sophisticated, targeted instrument that enables decision-making that is consistent with multiple objectives. SAVi assesses the extent to which environmental, social and economic risks and externalities affect the financial performance of infrastructure assets.

The Sustainable Development Verified Impact Standard (SD VISta) is a flexible framework that will enable projects to robustly measure, report and verify their sustainable development contributions. It will support credible claims and, where appropriate, the creation of new environmental and social assets that can be monetized or otherwise valued.

Impacts and informed decision-making

The study presents the latest results for OECD countries, both on average and individually, as well as new exploratory approaches to assessing progress over time and transboundary aspects of the SDGs. By providing a high-level overview of countries’ strengths and weaknesses in performance across the SDGs, this study aims to support member countries in navigating the SDGs and in setting their own priorities for action within the broad 2030 Agenda.
Targets for Action – an expanded communication system for all 169 targets of the Sustainable Development Goals – was launched in conjunction with the United Nations General Assembly and Global Goals Week 2017. Targets for Action builds on the visual design language and copy system of the Global Goals by outlining points of action for each initiative.
Parlamento 2030 is able to transform all the information published by national Parliaments into a database and, through an automatic process of massive-tagging, classify it according to its linkages to any specific SDG goal or target. It then offers this information, free and open, through an online browser, for users to search, find and download.