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Monitoring and reporting on Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development: The example of Switzerland

Discussion Paper 184

April 2016

ECDPM. 2016. Monitoring and reporting on Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD): The example of Switzerland. (Discussion Paper 184). Maastricht: ECDPM.

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Key messages


  • Switzerland is committed to promote Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD).  A monitoring and reporting system is indispensable to guide this effort and to track and report progress.
  • As a pilot study, this paper proposes a structured and thorough approach, with a focus on three Swiss PCSD priority areas: food security, migration and development, and illicit financial flows.
  • This paper proposes an analytical framework for a consistent analysis of government policies from a PCSD perspective. To measure these policies, it looks at their own normative and political ambitions, in a pragmatic manner and based on indicators likely to be valid for several years.
  • The main focus of the analysis is on the Government’s Annual Work Plan and its related Annual Report to the Parliament

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