The PCSD Partnership is working to strengthen the capacities of governments and key stakeholders in formulating, implementing, and monitoring coherent policies for sustainable development. The main working method will be virtually through the online platform, with annual face-to-face meetings in the margins of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF). The PCSD Partnership was presented in New York at the Partnerships Exchange on 18 July during the 2016 HLPF. This will be followed by an electronic discussion during the first half of September moderated by the PCSD Unit at the OECD. It is proposed thereafter to organize password-protected sharing of knowledge and expertise through four collaborative working groups:
A. Evidence-based analysis: Developing evidence-based analysis on specific issues and applying a PCSD lens to inform policy dialogue. Such analysis could be linked to the specific theme identified for in-depth discussion at each HLPF, e.g. food security or sustainable cities.
B. Integrated and coherent approaches: Developing methodologies for addressing critical interactions among SDGs and targets and supporting coherent implementation. Some innovative approaches are already being developed and applied, e.g. by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the International Council for Science (ICSU).
C. Institutional practices: Identifying good institutional practices for enhancing policy coherence in SDG implementation, building on good practice experience through development co-operation and/or National Sustainable Development Strategies.
D. Monitoring policy coherence: Strengthening capacities for tracking progress and reporting on policy coherence in SDG implementation. It would be important to clarify the needs of stakeholders and match supply with demand.