Publications

Public administration, institutions, and governance for evidence-informed policymaking

JULY 2022 – In the report “Constructing assessment indicator dashboards for evidence-informed policymaking: Insights from the perspective of public administration, institutions, and governance”, Ingeborg Niestroy discusses the effectiveness of evidence-informed policymaking mechanisms from the perspective of policymakers, using the lenses of public administration, public management and (sustainability) governance. The report was prepared for the European Commission’s Joint Research Center and published online on 19 July 2022. It contains substantial input from Louis Meuleman. […]

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News & Events

Mainstreaming SDGs in Regulatory Impact Assessment: report published

From December 2021 until July 2022, thirteen (and ultimately seventeen) EU Member States, the European Commission and the OECD participated in a dynamic and highly interactive project aiming at mainstreaming the SDGs into RIA procedures. On 05.09.2022, Germany decided to finance an extension of the project, until 1st March 2023. 

The report of the first phase of this project is available for download here:

 Download Part 1. Main Report

Download Part 2. Workshop Reports

 Download Project Summary

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Past Events & Presentations

Final Event P2P for SDGs in RIA

JUNE 2022 – On 14th June, the (hybrid) final event of the first phase of the project on Peer to Peer for  mainstreaming SDGs in Regulatory Impact Asssessment, financed with a grant from the German Federal Environment Ministry, had participants from 16 EU member states, the European Commission and the OECD. The results of the project, and ideas for follow-up, will be presented at the Council Working Party on the 2030 Agenda, under the Czech EU Presidency.

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Sustainable and carbon-neutral public administration in Europe

MAY 2022 – Louis Meuleman and Ingeborg Niestroy were both invited to speak at a European Online-Conference on 30 May 2022, at the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer, on Sustainable and carbon-neutral public administration in Europe – how can practitioners, scholars and national schools of public administration support each other’s progress?

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21st Session CEPA in New York

APR 2022 – From 4-8 April 2022, the 21st Session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration took place at the UN Head Quarters in New York. Louis Meuleman was as CEPA Bureau member involved in the preparations and will participate. See agenda and documents.

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SDT Forum in Incheon

FEB 2022 – From 31 February until 3 March 2022, the annual Sustainable Development Transformation Forum was held in Incheon, Republic of Korea, this year again in a virtual form. The theme aligns with the topics for the 2022 High-Level Political Forum on the SDGs. PS4SD’s Louis Meuleman spoke about quality education (SDG 4). Ingeborg Niestroy spoke on Life on Land (SDG 15).

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Peer workshops on SDGs and RIA

FEB 2022 – On 24 February, the first peer 2 peer workshop in a series of three on mainstreaming the SDGs in Regulatory Impact Assessment was conducted by PS4SD, with over 30 policymakers from 12 countries, as well as the European Commission and the OECD. The PS4SD team consists of Louis Meuleman, Andreas Versmann, Ingeborg Niestroy, Francesca Valentini and Isaac Caiger-Smith. The second workshop took place on 29 March, and the third on 28 April 2022.

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ESDN Annual conference

30 NOV 2021 – At the 2021 annual conference of the European Sustainable Development Network in Ljubljana, Louis Meuleman gave on 30 November a guest presentation during Leida Reinhout’s presentation on Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development; he gave a preview from ps4sd’s report on PCSD made for the European Commission, DG REFORM.

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EaP program: SDGs for CSOs

3 June 2021 – Ingeborg gave a keynote at the Online Networking Conference ›Dialogue for the Future 2021‹, which was part of the program Expanding Cooperation with Civil Society in the Eastern Partnership Countries and Russia (Eastern Partnership Programme, German Foreign Office). The presentation showed the SDGs as a compass for pathways to sustainability, and how they can serve as a framework for cooperation of Civil Society Organisations. [Download the PPT] […]

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Global Shocks

  • 29 SEP 2021 – International Expert Workshop 2021 – Online edition: Global Shocks: Considering long-term prevention in short-term responses (Louis Meuleman speaking on mechanisms, instruments and procedures), organised by SEF & INEF.

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Covid-19 and Metagovernance

AUG 2021  In a column in the PA Times of the American Society for Public Administration, Mauricio Covarrubias concludes that national leadership and coordinated action will remain critical and require metagovernance. “Challenges such as COVID-19 make it necessary to focus attention on a meta-level governance in which governments must demonstrate the ability to join together the multiplicity of organizations and interests to form a coherent policy fabric. (See: X. Wu, M. Ramesh & M. Howlett’s 2015 work, “Policy capacity: A conceptual framework for understanding policy competences and capabilities.” Similarly, Louis Meuleman, Vice Chairman of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA), in his book Metagovernance for Sustainability: A Framework for Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, argues that complex political challenges require meta-governance based on systems thinking, a comprehensive approach (taking into account all relevant aspects) and also a holistic view. In times where interdependence and global challenges are constantly increasing, the political capacity of central governments will be related to the ability to coordinate a unified national response between different level

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Public Strategy for Sustainable Development (PS4SD) is a think-tank and advisory network registered in 2000, based in Brussels and The Hague, with associates in Berlin, London, Oslo and Leiden. PS4SD combines the expertise and experience with governance, impact assessment and stakeholder engagement of its founders Louis Meuleman and Ingeborg Niestroy and their associates. In our work we develop new solutions for the stumbling blocks that governments, civil society, science and business are facing in their attempts to move towards sustainable societies.

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