Policy integration: don’t break down those silos just yet

Policy integration has become one of the buzzwords of Agenda 2030. It has long been a “holy grail” for governments – really since the limits of the ideal bureaucracy envisaged by Max Weber and company became apparent. Basically, policy integration means a way of organizing policy processes that resolves conflicts and inconsistencies between diverse policy goals, and exploits synergies. Agenda 2030, with its set of deeply interlinked Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has only stoked interest in policy integration.

In a blog-post for deliver2030.org, Earth System Governance Research Fellow Åsa Persson (SEI) reflects on policy integration in relation to Agenda 2030 and cautions that we should be wary of assuming that policy integration is always the right approach.

Read the full text at deliver2030.org