Enhancing the Contribution of Sport to the Sustainable Development Goals

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Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) recognises 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 analysis 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 emphasised by the SDGs and existing Commonwealth principles. Developed through extensive Commonwealth Secretariat-led consultation with relevant experts and organisations, it represents an important addition to the growing body of SDP publications, guides and research.


Dr Iain Lindsey is Lecturer in Sport in the School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University. Dr Lindsey has extensively researched Sport for Development in a number of different African contexts, and his interests also include analysis of youth sport policies and practices in the United Kingdom.Professor Tony Chapman is Director of Policy & Practice at St Chad’s College, Durham University. Professor Chapman’s current interests focus on evaluation of the social impact of youth programmes and upon interactions between the public sector and voluntary sector.