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Publication list Ingeborg Niestroy


Meuleman, L., Versmann, A, Niestroy, I. and Valentini, F. (2023). Peer 2 Peer for Mainstreaming the SDGs in Regulatory Impact Assessment. Part 1 (Main Report) and Part 2 (Workshops). Brussels: PS4SD.


Niestroy, I. (2022). Constructing assessment indicator dashboards for evidence-informed policymaking: Insights from the perspective of public administration, institutions, and governance, Krieger, K. and Melchor, L., editor(s), Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2022, ISBN 978-92-76-53802-8 (online), doi:10.2760/8657 (online), JRC130062

Niestroy, I. and Meuleman, L. (2022). Managing the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2022


Niestroy, I., Nicholson, S., Charlier, G.. (2020). Contribution of CEI to UN Agenda 2030 and its implementation in CEI Member States. Part 1: The contribution of CEI to Agenda 2030. Part 2: SDG implementation in CEI Member States: analysis of governance elements and recommended steps ahead.


Niestroy, I., Hege, E., Dirth, E.., Zondervan, R. (2019): Europe’s approach to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: good practices and the way forward. Study commissioned by the European Parliament’s Committee on Development. ISBN: 978-92-846-4578-7.




Meuleman, L., Strandenaes, J.-G., Niestroy, I. (2016): From PPP to ABC: A New Partnership Approach for the SDGs. partnership-approach-for-the-sdgs/?

Niestroy, and Meuleman, L. (2016): Teaching Silos to Dance: A Condition to Implement the SDGs. Guest article #59, IISD SD Policy & Practice, 21 July 2016. articles/teaching-silos-to-dance-a-condition-to-implement-the-sdgs/

Niestroy, (2016): How are we getting ready? The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the EU and its Member States: analysis and action so far. Discussion paper 9/2016, German Development Institute (DIE). ready-the-2030-agenda-for-sustainable-development-in-the-eu-and-its-member-states-analysis-and- action-so-far/

Hackenesch, , Kloke-Lesch, A., Koch, S., Niestroy, I., Scholz, I. (2016): Towards the “Sustainable Development Union”: Why the EU needs to do more to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. German Development Institute (DIE). Briefing Paper 6/2016. implement-2030-agenda


Niestroy, I. (2015): Governance approaches and tools for SD integration: good practice (what has worked where and why) at national level. Paper for the UN DESA/UNEP Technical Capacity Building Workshop Sustainable Development Integration Tools, Geneva, 14-15 October 2015.

European Commission (ed.) / Giovannini, E., Niestroy, I., Nilsson, M., Roure, F., Spanos, M. (2015): The role of science, technology and innovation policies to foster the implementation of the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Report of the expert group ‘Follow-up to Rio+20, notably the SDGs’. Brussels, October 2015.

Meuleman, L. and Niestroy, I. (2015): Common But Differentiated Governance”: A Metagovernance Approach to Make the SDGs Work. In: Sustainability 2015, 7, 12295-12321. Open Access download link:; Guest article for IISD, 21 April 2015:



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Contribution of CEI to UN Agenda 2030 and its implementation in CEI Member States

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