Mechanisms in place to enhance policy coherence of sustainable development

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Source: Department for International Development

Geographical Area: United Kingdom

Unit of Measurement: Percentage (%)

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

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Mechanisms in place to enhance policy coherence of sustainable development

Indicator description
Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement

Percentage (%)

Definitions

The United Nations Environment Programme defines ‘policy coherence of sustainable development’ as the coherence between policies in general that cover the three dimensions of sustainable development - economic, social, and environmental.

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Calculations

This indicator has 8 categories relating to different policy coherence mechanisms. Each category is scored on a 0-10 point scale - the details and template for the scoring table can be found in the UN metadata tab. The achieved percentage for the UK headline figure is based on the maximum total score of 80 points. The user can also select each of the 8 category themes and see the achieved progress towards it - the percentage achieved within categories is based on the maximum score of 10.

Other information

The achieved score for each category was judged based on various information from the linked sources (see Sources tab). In some cases the sources provide exact information, such as details for dedicated budgets towards various programmes and projects, which provides a score towards the category on Institutionalized political commitment synthesised generic information (see UN metadata for a detailed breakdown of scoring within each category). In other cases the linked sources provide an initial starting point and specific named policies can be followed up (available in footnotes within the documents) to find out the required information. The Agenda 2030 and the Voluntary National Review sources summarise most of the main contributions towards the policy coherence categories, and provide information that can be followed up for more detail. The Single Departmental Plans sources provide more specific information on how individual UK Government departments have embedded the Goals. More specific links how different Government departments are committed to each goal can be found in the Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals corporate report. This indicator will be updated every two years, but there may be in-between revisions intoduced if more accurate data is established. Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

Data last updated 03 December 2021
Metadata last updated 03 December 2021

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Number of countries with mechanisms in place to enhance policy coherence of sustainable development

Target name

Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier II

UN custodian agency

UN Environment (UNEP)

Link to UN metadata United Nations Sustainable Development Goals metadata for target 17.14 opens in a new window

Source 1

Organisation

Department for International Development

Periodicity
Earliest available data
Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Link to data source Agenda 2030 - Delivering the Global Goals opens in a new window
Release date 28 March 2017
Next release
Statistical classification
Contact details

SustainableDevelopment@ons.gov.uk

Other information

The Departmnent for International Development is closed and has been replaced by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

Source 2

Organisation

Department for International Development

Periodicity
Earliest available data
Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Link to data source Voluntary National Review of the Sustainable Development Goals opens in a new window
Release date 26 June 2019
Next release
Statistical classification
Contact details

SustainableDevelopment@ons.gov.uk

Other information

The Departmnent for International Development is closed and has been replaced by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

Source 3

Organisation

Cabinet Office

Periodicity
Earliest available data
Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Link to data source Single Departmental Plans collection opens in a new window
Release date 27 June 2019
Next release
Statistical classification
Contact details
Other information