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To promote transparency and provide information, the Federal Planning Bureau regularly publishes the methods and results of its works. The publications are organised in different series, such as Outlooks, Working Papers and Planning Papers. Some reports can be consulted here, along with the Short Term Update newsletters that were published until 2015. You can search our publications by theme, publication type, author and year.
On 1 October 2021, the government approved a new five-year Federal Plan for Sustainable Development. This plan is at the heart of federal sustainable development policy and this Working Paper describes the methodology for monitoring its implementation. The results are also presented here for the first time, and this exercise will be repeated every year from this spring onwards. It shows that in just one year, the public services have already reported on the implementation of more than 90% of the measures and that only 30% of the measures are not (yet) in an implementation phase.
Working Papers - Working Paper 04-23 (fr), (nl),
There are only eight years left to realise the 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. The report presents an analysis of the Federal Plan on Sustainable Development adopted in 2021. It provides a detailed overview of Belgium's current international position and the differences between women and men. Finally, it presents approaches for integrating quantitative elements into sustainable development scenarios.
Reports - Sustainable development Report 2022 (fr), (nl),
Articles - Article 012 (fr), (nl),
End April 2021, Belgium has submitted its national recovery and resilience plan to the European Commission. This report assesses the impact of this plan on economic, institutional and social resilience resilience, as well as on social and territorial cohesion. The main conclusion of this impact assessment is that the many measures of the plan should have numerous positive impacts on the SDG’s (Sustainable development goals) and thus on social cohesion and resilience. Many impacts, either positive or negative, will depend on the way such measures will be implemented.
Reports - REP_12514 (fr), (nl),
The 2019 Federal Report on Sustainable Development takes stock of 51 indicators monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): the extrapolation/continuation of current trends does not allow all the objectives to be reached. The Report assesses the current sustainable development policies. It concludes that the federal public services have achieved concrete results, despite the lack of political momentum to reach the SDGs. This Report also analyses the impact on the SDGs of different modalities for applying a carbon tax and of alternative policies to company cars.
Reports - Sustainable development Report 2019 (en), (fr), (nl),
Closed series - Planning paper 113 (fr), (nl),
Reports - Sustainable development Report 2000-2004 - Folder (de), (en), (fr), (nl),
Reports - Sustainable development Report 2000-2004 (de), (fr), (nl),
Working Papers - Working Paper 14-05 (fr),
In July 2003 the Belgian federal government’s Policy Declaration expressed its intention to assess its sustainable development policy. This Working Paper aims to facilitating this, by delivering a timely evaluation of both the implementation of the first two Federal Plans for Sustainable Development and the Federal strategic policy process in which these plans are elaborated, implemented and monitored. The last part of the Paper describes the strategies for sustainable development at other Belgian and international policy levels, including partnerships for sustainable development. The Belgian Federal Strategy for Sustainable Development is a learning process. The federal authorities have taken important steps to put sustainable development into practice. This paper shows that improvements are necessary and points out where they are possible.
Articles - Article 2005030702
Working Papers - Working Paper 01-05 (fr), (nl),
Working Papers - Working Paper 06-04 (nl),
This paper describes the compilation of the use tables for imports of goods and for trade margins for Belgium in 1995. It introduces a methodological novelty by integrating the compilation of both tables and systematically exploiting the fact that large parts of intermediary consumption and investment (i.e. those directly imported by the using firms) as well as exports (the direct exports by producers) bear no trade margins.
Working Papers - Working Paper 03-04 (en), (fr), (nl),
Reports - Sustainable development Report 2002 (fr), (nl),
Reports - Sustainable development Report Summary 2002 (de), (en), (fr), (nl),
Reports - Sustainable development Report 2002 - Folder (fr), (nl),
Reports - Sustainable development Report 2002 - CD Rom
Closed series - Planning Paper 89 (fr), (nl),
Reports - Sustainable development Report (fr), (nl),
Reports - Sustainable development Report Summary 1999 (en), (fr), (nl),
Working Papers - Working Paper 10-98 (fr),
Working Papers - Working Paper 2
Closed series - Planning Paper 56 (fr),