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’ (soon available).
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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
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 […]
Ingeborg spoke at a seminar on evaluating the current state of play of research and innovation policies for achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) in Europe, and also how they can be aligned further with the SDGs, organised by the think […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Louis wrote a chapter on the EU Directive on Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) in the book “European and International Experiences of Strategic Environmental Assessment – Recent progress and future prospects”. Link
Ingeborg and Louis wrote this guest article for IISD , following discussions at e.g. the HLPF. We argue that while the SDGs require breaking down “mental silos” to allow for change, the common call to break down institutional silos poses risks. Institutions […]
Inge wrote a report for the German Development Institute (DIE) on the state of play around implementation of the SDGs in the EU: “How are we getting ready? The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the EU and its Member […]
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 […]
Book chapter – Meuleman, L. (2016), The implementation of the EU SEA Directive: Main achievements and challenges. In: B. Sadler and J. Dusik (Eds), European and international Experience of Strategic Environmental Assessment: Recent Progress and Future Prospects, pp 57-83. This […]
On 21st April 2015 we published a guest article at IISD in which we argue that for universal goals differentiated implementation approaches are needed at national or other levels, as any one governance style falls short, and that there is some convergence […]
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 […]
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 […]