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Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development

Course

Facilitated e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

United Nations System Staff College

OECD Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development Unit

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Hertie School

Course details

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Length
5 weeks
Effort
3-6 hours per week
Level
Introductory
Intermediate
Language
English
Certificate
Yes
Price
Free
Start date
15 February 2021
End date
19 March 2021
Registration deadline
15 January 2021

Course summary

An engaging online course designed to equip participants with an understanding of why policy coherence is important for achieving sustainable development, what coherent policymaking entails, and what are some specific tools, mechanisms and approaches that can be employed to foster policy coherence.

About this course

This course was designed by the UN System Staff College Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development, in coordination with the National University of Singapore acting through its Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and the Hertie School of Governance based in Berlin, and in collaboration with the OECD Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development Unit in Paris.

The course explores approaches to cross-organizational and cross-sectoral policy coherence on the national, regional and international levels, with a view to equipping participants with an understanding of why policy coherence is important for achieving sustainable development, what coherent policymaking entails, and what are some specific tools, mechanisms and approaches that can be employed to foster policy coherence.

Target audience

UN staff from headquarters, country teams or regional offices, government representatives, development practitioners as well as members of civil society, academia and foundations.

Learning objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will:

  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of the vision and principles underlying the 2030 Agenda, the evolution of the concept of policy coherence for sustainable development and the importance of policy coherence for sustainable development;
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of the relevance of policy coherence as an approach and a tool to achieve sustainable development outcomes, and be able to recognize policies that are mutually reinforcing across governance levels;
  • Be equipped with knowledge of the specific tools, mechanisms and approaches that can be employed to foster policy coherence, including partnerships and multi-stakeholder engagement.