From Ambition to Execution: Policies in Support of Sustainable Development Goals


Stefania Fabrizio ; Rodrigo Garcia-Verdu ; Catherine A Pattillo ; Adrian Peralta Alva ; Andrea F Presbitero ; Baoping Shang ; Genevieve Verdier ; Marie-Therese Camilleri ; Kazuaki Washimi ; Lisa L Kolovich ; Monique Newiak ; Martin Cihak ; Inci Ötker ; Luis-Felipe Zanna ; Carol L Baker

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September 22, 2015

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Disclaimer: This Staff Discussion Note represents the views of the authors and does not necessarily represent IMF views or IMF policy. The views expressed herein should be attributed to the authors and not to the IMF, its Executive Board, or its management. Staff Discussion Notes are published to elicit comments and to further debate.


The formal launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) sets the global development agenda through 2030, placing significant emphasis on promoting social and environmental sustainability alongside economic growth and poverty reduction. Meeting the SDGs will require actions across a wide range of areas by both national governments and the international community. This paper examines the types of policies that developing countries will need to implement to foster economic transformation, to promote economic and social inclusion, and to meet key environmental objectives. Reducing inequality, achieving gender equity, and pricing energy and water resources appropriately receive particular attention.


Staff Discussion Notes No. 2015/018



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