Policy cycle, integrated approaches and SDGs


Interactive Learning Package

UN Partner

Offered by

United Nations Institute for Training and Research

Course details


Course summary

This toolkit is a set of comprehensive training materials – PPTs, exercises, manuals - intended for national experts – government officials, academics, UN Country Teams, and others – to enable them to run training workshops. It contains worldwide case studies.

About this course

This toolkit developed by UNITAR in collaboration with the UN family explains the theory and practical implications behind policy integration and Leave No One Behind imperatives. Based on this improved understanding, it then aims to support more harmonized approaches towards incorporating the SDGs across the national policy cycle: from integrated planning to aligned budgeting frameworks and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems, reviews and reporting.

The toolkit is available in two versions. This version is a Generic one and available in English with world-wide case studies. The second version is specifically customized for African Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and available in both English and French.

Target audience

  • Government officers;
  • UN Country Team;
  • Media representatives;
  • NGOs;
  • Business and industry;
  • Trade unions;
  • Community leaders;
  • Academia and universities;
  • Philanthropists;
  • Youth organizations;
  • Country-based international partners, etc.

Learning objectives

As a result of the training, participants should be better positioned to:

  • Describe the core competencies for leadership aligned with the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda and identify current capacity gaps;
  • Localize the SDGs in the national context and describe existing mechanisms for monitoring, evaluation and reporting related to the SDGs and national goals;
  • Explain the importance of coherence between the different stages of the policy cycle and provide examples of approaches that could reinforce this coherence;
  • Apply frameworks and analytical tools for integrated analysis and decision-making;
  • Analyze policies and programs in light of the key principle of Agenda 2030 “Leave No One Behind”;
  • Promote participatory approaches at different stages of the policy cycle.

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