Information for integrated Decision-Making & Participation

Integrated Decision-Making & Participation (IDMP) has rapidly emerged as a potent strategic tool for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – a blueprint established by the United Nations for attaining global peace, prosperity, and protection of our planet. Fundamentally, IDMP weaves together diverse threads of information from a myriad of sources, fostering a collaborative environment that facilitates participatory decision-making. This comprehensive approach harnesses the power of information to drive robust, evidence-based strategies for sustainable development, thereby underpinning the realization of the 17 SDGs.

In the complex realm of sustainability, information forms the bedrock of any successful strategy. The more diverse and accurate the data, the better informed the strategies, and by extension, the more likely they are to succeed. IDMP, by centralizing the collection, analysis, and dissemination of relevant information, offers an efficient mechanism for transforming raw data into actionable intelligence. Decision-makers in governments, NGOs, or private sectors can therefore engage in efficient, informed policy-making, tailoring their strategies to local, regional, and global contexts.

Participation, on the other hand, infuses these data-driven decisions with a crucial human touch. It ensures that the voices of stakeholders at all levels – from grassroots communities to international organizations – are heard and factored into decision-making processes. This collaborative approach fosters a sense of ownership among stakeholders, facilitates the resolution of conflicts of interest, and ultimately, leads to more sustainable and acceptable outcomes.

The synergy of information and participation through IDMP directly contributes to the implementation of SDGs. Whether it's improving health and education (SDGs 3 and 4), promoting economic growth and decent work (SDGs 8 and 9), or tackling climate change (SDG 13), IDMP helps guide policy and practice towards sustainable outcomes by empowering stakeholders with the right information and ensuring their active participation in decision-making processes.

By mapping the intricate web of interdependencies between various SDGs, IDMP can also illuminate hidden opportunities for synergies and highlight potential pitfalls of trade-offs. The promotion of gender equality (SDG 5), for instance, not only stands as an objective in its own right but also catalyzes progress towards other SDGs such as quality education, reduced inequalities, and sustainable communities.

LexisNexis Legal & Professional,

LexisNexis UK, LexisPSL, Environment, 1 June 2021

The marine protected areas network in England and Wales provides designated protection for the marine environment and stems from various legislative sources. The UK approach has a bearing on SDG 14.

We investigate the role of creative skilled migrants in broadcasting an alternative use of technology in support of a sustainable smart city. We do so by analyzing the themes they produced on Twitter. We focus on Amsterdam as a case, and urban planners and designers as examples of creative migrants. Computational methodology allowed for a selection of naturally occurring data in social media.

OSPAR is a regional agreement by which 15 governments and the EU co-operate to protect the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic. The approach has a bearing on SDG 14.

Join global leaders at our 2021 SDG Inspiration Day - Mobilising Business for a Better World: Accelerating Business Action on the SDGs. 

In 2021, the role for businesses to accelerate the SDG’s is needed now more than ever. This year's SDG Inspiration Day will bring together innovators, thought leaders and sustainability professionals to catalyse business action on the SDGs. 

This virtual event is about connections, knowledge sharing and innovation. It is free to attend. 

The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (SFDRR) has helped to reduce global disaster risk, but there has been a lack of progress in disaster risk reduction (DRR) for people living in fragile and conflict affected contexts (FCAC). Given the mounting evidence that DRR cannot be implemented through conventional approaches in FCAC, serious efforts must be made to understand how to meet SFDRR's goals.
Elsevier,

The Lancet Global Health, Volume 9, April 2021

This Comment article supports SDGs 3, 10, and 17 by highlighting the need for full inclusivity and representation, and the involvement of a diverse range of stakeholders and voices, in order to successfully design solutions to global health problems and to reform the systems that are exacerbating global health inequities.

Nexis Newsdesk™ has created reports on the Sustainable Development Goals and the Global Media Landscape, offering charts & insights into global media coverage of the Global Goals.

A thematic map displaying the interactions between perceptions and recommendations for parents’ and healthcare professionals involved in the newborn screening program for spinal muscular atrophy.
This Article supports SDG 3 by highlighting the benefits of equipping a wider (non-specialist) workforce to deal with the demands of population screening for rare diseases such as spinal muscular atrophy through education programmes and access to expert opinions.
An Article in support of SDGs 3 and 17, analysing the extent to which the budgets of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria support health security, highlighting the importance of disease-specific global health initiatives to support health security efforts and to respond to current and future pandemics.

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