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The next steps: An independent review of sustainable development in the English regions

Classification:Local Government, Sustainable Communities, Governance
Document type:SDC Reports & Papers
Download:Full_report-final.pdf - 849 KB
Summary:imageThe SDC's independent review of the progress of Sustainable Development in the English regions. Responsibility for development and policy falls to RDAs (Regional Development Agencies), RAs (Regional Assemblies), GOs (Government Offices) and the GLA (Greater London Authority).

The following topics are covered in detail:

- Institutional Leadership
- Regional Frameworks and Strategies
- Regional Sustainable Development Roundtables
- The Role of Major Bodies: Coordination and Integration
- Monitoring and Evaluation.

The report concludes that progress in many areas leaves room for improvement and gives 16 practical recommendations for a more sustainable future.

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