The goal of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations in September 2015 is to radically transform development paths in both rich and poor countries within a short timescale of 15 years. The key to the success of this agenda lies in its implementation and, in particular, in its highly specific translation into public policies and sustainable investments.

The overall objective of the Governance programme is to contribute to identifying the political, financial and technological conditions for the implementation of the new Agenda for Sustainable Development in different developed and developing countries.

It is organised around four components:

  • The first is political and is aimed at identifying factors of failure or success in the establishment of the “right” prices, through the examples of carbon taxes in Europe and the removal of fossil fuel subsidies in developing countries.
  • The second is financial and focuses on the effects of international public financing on the mobilisation of private financial resources and on the performances of public institutions in developing countries, especially the least developed countries.
  • The third is technological and addresses trade issues linked to the green race between Europe and the emerging countries.
  • Finally, in a crosscutting manner, methods for mobilising civil society in the implementation of Agenda 2030, in particular in terms of monitoring and evaluation, complete our research efforts.

>> An interview with Tancrède Voituriez (SDGs, ODA, financing sustainable development, etc.) on May 11, 2016, in the framework of an intervention at the French Conseil économique, social et environnemental (CESE).