UN DESA's work is supported by a growing series of strategy guidance notes on the many facets of effective governance for sustainable development which embody the knowledge and experience of hundreds of committed expert practitioners and academics from around the world. UN DESA gratefully acknowledges their very generous contribution of time and effort to thinking deeply about how to build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels and deliver on the shared vision for people and planet embodied in the 2030 Agenda.
In reading these strategy guidance notes, individuals in government ministries and agencies who are less familiar with a topic will be able to understand the fundamentals. Those who have taken initial steps with limited follow-through or impact will be able to identify how to adjust elements of their practice to achieve better results and to better embed and institutionalize the strategy in their organizations. Finally, those who are more advanced will be able to recognize the practices which contribute to its success.