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CEPA in New York (April 2018)

From 23-27 April 2018, Louis will participate at the annual meeting of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration in New York and present his paper on ‘Promoting policy and institutional coherence for the SDGs’ which is available in six […]

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EPPA In Strasbourg (April 2018)

Louis presented at a seminar organised by the project “European Perspectives for Public Administration”(EPPA) on 5-6 April 2018 in Strasbourg, France, on New Challenges for Public Sector Reform.

News & Events

New guest lectures (2017-18)

Ingeborg is giving guest lectures on food governance at the Université de Lille starting on 2 October 2017. Louis recently gave four lectures: Université Libre de Bruxelles (20 October ’17); University of Leuven (23 November ’17); University of Antwerp (training network management […]

News & Events

Keynote at CSR & SDGs conference in Nigeria (2017)

Louis gave a keynote speech at the conference “Exploring the relationship between CSR and sustainable development in Africa”, on 20-21 November 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria. It is the 3rd African Conference on Business and Human Rights.

Implementation of the SDGs

Appointment as Member of UN CEPA (2018-2021)

On nomination by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Louis was appointed on 26th July 2017 as Member of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) from 1st January 2018 until 31st July 2021, in his personal capacity. The  members of […]

Impact Assessment

SDGs and RIA in Georgia (July/Sept 2017)

For German GIZ, Ingeborg contributes to workshops this summer in Georgia on how to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals and Regulatory Impact Assessment.

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Keynote speech at SDG conference in Vienna (June 2017)

Ingeborg was keynote speaker at the conference “How we can achieve the SDGs? – The way to sustainability”, which took place on 1st June in Vienna. The event was a contribution to the European Sustainable Development Week 2017. Programme

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Presentation on policy coherence in Malta (May 2017)

Louis spoke about “Teaching silos to dance for policy coherence” at the 9th European Quality Conference in St. Julian’s (Malta), 15-16 May 2017. Ingeborg participated at the conference.

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Moderation at SDG SIDS conference in Nassau (Febr 2017)

Louis moderated a session during the Symposium on “Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SAMOA Pathway in Small Island Developing States – SIDS: Equipping Public Institutions and Mobilizing Partnerships”, organised by the Government of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas with the […]

New Publications

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Governance & IA in Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish (2018)

The short introduction (‘Fastip’) on governance and impact assessment Louis wrote in 2013 for IAIA and which was the basis for the journal article “Owl meets beehive: how impact assessment and governance relate” (2015) is now available in Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Publications

Interview in Unesco Courier (2017)

Louis was interviewed in the latest edition of the UNESCO Courier (April-June 2017) on the article authored with Ingeborg Niestroy and Jan Gustav Strandenaes on new SDG partnerships: “There is a need to progress from PPP to “ABC”, where Administration, Business, and […]

Governance & Metagovernance

Metagovernance in Central Asia (2017)

Louis co-authored an article in Development Policy Review: Steering the Poverty-Environment Nexus in Central Asia: A Metagovernance Analysis of the Poverty Environment Initiative (PEI). It presents a set of recommendations to improve governance coordination, while achieving more inclusive decision-making and ultimately […]

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From PPP to ABC Partnerships for the SDGs (2016)

Short article by Louis Meuleman, Jan-Gustav Strandenaes and Ingeborg Niestroy, published online on 11 October 2016 by IISD, claiming that Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) should not be the blueprint model for the new SDG partnerships. We need a more inclusive and […]

About us

About us

What is PS4SD?

Public Strategy for Sustainable Development (PS4SD) is a think-tank and advisory network established 2012, based in Brussels and The Hague. PS4SD combines the expertise and experience with governance, impact assessment and stakeholder engagement of its founders Louis Meuleman and Ingeborg Niestroy […]

Blogs

Blogs

The problem with the long-term

Considering the slow pace of societal transitions, SDG implementation should have a strong long-term view. Policies triggering transitions often have a long lead time: the results may be only visible after 5-10 years. This requires excellent management of expectations. Frequent […]