United Kingdom, London

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

when 1 July 2019 - 19 July 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 1750

This course aims to provide participants with both theoretical knowledge and practical tools to understand and meet the challenges that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) pose for governments devising public policies and delivery strategies to achieve them.

Since their formulation in 2015, the SDGs have entered the policy discourse of many developing countries, affecting policy-making and implementation processes. Rather than discussing the SDGs and their implications for development, this course will focus directly on the political and administrative capacities needed to pursue SDGs successfully. Issues that will be covered include strengthening of governance and stakeholder engagement, strategic planning, improvement of policy analysis and decision-making capabilities, advancement of public financial management systems and accountability, and the role that management control, monitoring and evaluation has in pursuing the SDGs.

The course will draw examples and case studies from various countries and different thematic areas including poverty, inequalities, sustainability, human capital, the environment, and peace and justice institutions.

Course leader

Dr Alberto Asquer

Target group

You will have completed one year of undergraduate study at the time of joining the Academic Summer School. Professional experience can be acknowledged as equivalent to a university qualification.

Course aim

On successful completion of the course, a student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:

- Understand what SDGs are and how they matter for public policy and management
- Explain how the pursue of SDGs affects the policy-making process
- Explain how organisational and financial resources should be aligned to the pursue of SDGs
- Explain how the attainment of SDGs can be measured, appraised and reported

Fee info

GBP 1750: Tuition Fee (10% earlybird discount if application is received by 31st March 2019)


Unfortunately, there are no SOAS scholarships available at this time