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.
Mechanisms in place to enhance policy coherence of sustainable development
Enhancing policy coherence for sustainable development is important for achieving sustainable development. Policy coherence aims, as a minimum, to identify trade-offs and mitigate negative impacts between policies. At a more ambitious level, it should also aim to foster synergies and produce policies that mutually reinforce each other.
|Unit of measurement
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.
Mechanism for policy coherence
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.
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. These plans were replaced by the Outcome Delivery Plans in 2020, encompassing government commitments for the period 2021 to 2022. 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 is updated every two years
Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated
|03 May 2023
|Metadata last updated
|03 May 2023