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The SDGs are interlinked in complex ways. There are multiple synergies and trade-offs between the 17 Goals. Translating the Goals to coherent actionable strategies is a daunting but not impossible task.


Watch this video to see how Millennium Institute’s unique approach helps to overcome this challenge.


Introducing SDG Architect Board Game

Millennium Institute is pleased to announce the launch of SDG Architect™, a board game where players develop and implement a strategy to achieve sustainable development. Players act as leaders of neighboring countries, and using resource cards representing investments, they implement interventions designed to achieve the SDGs as quickly as possible.

Want sustainability? Think synergy: Harvesting synergy from sustainable development goal interactions

Given the limited resources available to meet the SDGs, designing national policies to boost positive synergies and reduce negative synergies is vital. Our new paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences identifies five fundamental mechanisms that when applied at different stages of the SDG results chain can give rise to synergies.

Greater Gains for Countries on the SDGs by Addressing All Goals Together

New research published in Nature Sustainability explores how countries can accelerate national progress on the SDGs using a coherent set of policies and investments, with a focus on Australia. We chose Australia as a use case of a wealthy, advanced economy with mixed performance on the SDGs, and comparatively poor performance on global SDG rankings when compared with other OECD countries.

2020 System Dynamics-based Development Planning Course

The Millennium Institute is pleased to announce our free course System Dynamics-based Development Planning, organized in partnership with the University of Bergen, Norway.  The course emphasizes the importance of developing a holistic view of national development planning, and of cross-sectoral policy coherence to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. It is targeted at development professionals who are responsible for developing policies and programs aimed at meeting the SDGs.

iSDG Nigeria Model Report Launched at the SDG Summit

Nigeria's Integrated Sustainable Development Goals (iSDG) model report was launched during the just concluded SDG Summit at the United Nations in New York. The report presents the results of the application of the iSDG model in analyzing the prospects of Nigeria achieving the SDGs by 2030.

Web version of iSDG Model and SDG Architect Board Game Launched at the Palais de Nations

MI presented the new web-based version of the iSDG® Model to Heads of Permanent Missions and permanent observer offices to the United Nations at the Palais de Nations in Geneva, Switzerland in November. The SDG Architect™ board game was also launched during the event.

Planning for a new era of hope and prosperity in the Sahel

MI is collaborating with the UN Economic Commission for Africa in the process developing a revised of United Nations Integrated Strategy for the Sahel (UNISS) that is consistent with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union’s Agenda 2063, and will  accelerate socio-economic development and progress towards the SDGs.

Supporting Guinea Bissau to meet the Sustainable Development Goals

Millennium Institute (MI) participated in a week-long United Nations organized workshop in Guinea Bissau in early October, aimed at accelerating implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Making more effective SDG4 investments in Cote d'Ivoire

The Millennium Institute is partnering with TRECC - Transforming Education in Cocoa Communities and the Government of Cote d'Ivoire to develop an integrated policy analysis tool analyzing education and Early Childhood Development-related policies of the Sustainable Development Goals. The project will provide an overview of what can be done to effectively achieve SDG4 targets by facilitating simulations of different scenarios.

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Threshold 21 Integrated Sustainable Development Goals Model

Millennium Institute is pleased to announce the release of Version 1.2 of the Integrated Sustainable Development Goals planning model (iSDG). The iSDG is a comprehensive simulation tool that generates country-specific development scenarios to show the implications of policy on a country’s progress towards the SDGs. It covers all the 17 Goals, and facilitates a better understanding of the interconnections of the goals and targets, in order to develop synergetic strategies to achieve them. 

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United Nations Development Program

United Nations Environmental Program

Liechtenstein Development Service

Biovision Foundation

International Fund for Agricultural Development


Transforming Education in Cocoa Communities 

Sustainable Development Goals Help Desk


University of Bergen

Ecole Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Analyse Economique

Getz Lab 

UC Berkeley

University Putra Malaysia

University of Ouagadougou

Private Sector

Digitial China Holdings Limited

General Motors

Code Sustainable

Shadow Goverment

High Road Strategies


Wyss Peace Foundation



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