National Councils for Sustainable Development: Lessons from the past and present

By Derek Osborn, Jack Cornforth, Farooq Ullah on June 24, 2014

This briefing note drew on a recent survey that examined national councils for sustainable developments’ (NCSD) expectations for and recommendations on sustainable development goals (SDGs), and reviewed the NCSDs’ work over the last 25 years.

The review focused particularly on countries and situations where NCSDs have functioned well in order to try to identify any common elements of good practice or success factors that might be of use to other countries that are establishing or reshaping these bodies in the context of delivering the SDGs of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

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