Enhancing the Contribution of Sport to the Sustainable Development Goals

By Iain Lindsey, Tony Chapman

Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) recognizes the potential contribution of sport to achieving important development objectives, including the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nation's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This guide builds on the work of previous Commonwealth publications that have presented analyses of the role of sport in progressing sustainable development. Aimed at governmental policy-makers and other stakeholders, it provides evidenced and balanced policy options to support the effective and cost-efficient contribution of sport towards six prioritised SDGs. The guide is underpinned by an emphasis towards strengthening the means of implementation and the measurement and evaluation of progress, as emphasized by the SDGs and existing Commonwealth principles. Developed through extensive Commonwealth Secretariat-led consultation with relevant experts and organizations, this book represents an important addition to the growing body of SDP publications, guides, and research. [Subject: Sports, Sustainable Development]

Publication Date: 4/6/2017
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781849291651