Transforming Governance

Governance, institutions and policy

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The social, institutional and political setting is of critical importance to achieving improved livelihoods, environmental sustainability and strengthened resilience. By supporting an enabling environment for policy making and implementation of sustainable development, this theme contributes to the strengthening of community-level institutions that are the basis of sustainable livelihoods and which provide access to external markets and institutions.

At its heart, sustainable development is about giving people the opportunity to build resilience by providing them with more options in their lives and livelihoods. This theme aims to provide new insights into good governance for sustainable development in the face of social and ecological change.

Guidance on various approaches for Transforming Governance

This theme aspires to develop methodologies and/or tools, conduct analysis and provide evidence (while understanding barriers and limitations) in the following areas:

  • innovative knowledge-sharing with a range of stakeholders and policymakers on the impact of action plans, governance arrangements and practices for sustainable development.

This guidance will continue to grow and evolve based on feedback. If you have new methods, tools or applications to add, please create a new article so it can be linked to the guidance pages. 

Participating Organisations


360 - climate adaptation.

anant joshi

Associate Fellow
mel hillery green - climate adaptation.

Melinda Hillery

Climate Change Adaptation regional team member working for NSW Government, Australia
360 - climate adaptation.

Holly Buschman

Principal Sustainability
360 - climate adaptation.

Vositha Wijenayake

Executive Director - SLYCAN Trust at SLYCAN Trust
360 - climate adaptation.

Silvana Denisse Fajardo Pérez

Oceans, Environmental, Sustainable Cities and Climate Change Specialist
5a269df1-4fd6-47b8-b044-a0743528a2ba - climate adaptation.

Jone Raqauqau

Communications Associate - Effective Governance at UNDP
360 - climate adaptation.

Kyla Milne

Adaptation Specialist
photo 0 - climate adaptation.

wedzerai Mandudzo

PhD researcher
uibgk51p 400x400 - climate adaptation.

Fondo Accion

Non-profit organization - Colombia at Fondo Acción


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