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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.

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  • Achieving the SDGs by 2030: time is running out - Federal report on sustainable development 2024 25/06/2024

    The report describes and evaluates policy pursued by examining the implementation of the Federal Plan for Sustainable Development, adopted by the government in 2021. The implementation of the plan is assessed by calculating the implementation indicator of the Federal Plan 2021 and with eight case studies focusing on measures of this plan. The report also describes and assesses the existing situation.

    Reports - REP_TFD02024_13017  Publication(fr), Publicatie(nl),


  • Evaluation method and first results of the implementation of the Federal Sustainable Development Plan 2021 23/05/2023

    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  Publication(fr), Publicatie(nl),


  • Only eight years left to realise the SDGs - Federal Report on Sustainable Development 2022 18/10/2022

    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  Publication(fr), Publicatie(nl),


  • Impact of the national Plan for recoveruy and resilience on SDG’s, resilience and social cohesion 09/11/2021

    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  Publication(fr), Publicatie(nl),


  • Which priority for a sustainable development ? - Federal Report on Sustainable Development 25/06/2019

    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  Abstract(en), Publication(fr), Publicatie(nl),



  • Sustainable development policy at the federal level in Belgium 07/03/2005

    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  








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