The whole of government approach: Initial lessons concerning national coordinating structures for the 2030 Agenda and how review can improve their operation

The creation of a coordinating structure to incorporate the SDGs into the actions of all areas of government and to bring various government institutions together to develop and implement integrated policies is one of the most formal mechanisms for adopting the whole-of-government approach. To sustain impetus for implementation of the 2030 Agenda, however, efforts need to go beyond merely creating an institutional framework. They need to create new dynamics for collaboration throughout policy cycles, across sectors and between levels of government. Based on feedback from members of the Partners for Review (P4R) network, this paper aims to investigate specific experiences of implementing the whole-of-government approach as part of the 2030 Agenda and to explore how the review process can help countries to improve policy coherence and the operation of the coordinating structures they have put in place.

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The whole of government approach: Initial lessons concerning national coordinating structures for the 2030 Agenda and how review can improve their operation
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