Federal Sustainable Development Strategy 2016 to 2019 management framework: executive summary

The 2016 to 2019 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy Management Framework (the management framework) outlines the key systems and procedures required to implement the Federal Sustainable Development Act (the act). The management framework is based on the 2013 to 2016 version, but is updated to align with the 2016 to 2019 period. 

The management framework serves to improve accountability for the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (the strategy) and its progress reports. The management framework is a good management practice in that it provides guidelines for managing, monitoring and reporting on the strategy. It guides oversight of a complex government-wide policy initiative involving departments and agencies from across the federal government, and promotes coordination and collaboration among participants. It clarifies the management, reporting and accountability structures required to effectively implement the act. 

The management framework also:

  • supports the principles of the Management Accountability Framework for modern public service management
  • guides evidence-gathering to support potential audits, evaluations and examinations
  • is consistent with international best practices
  • supports the strategy system of “Plan, Do, Check and Improve” 

The management framework consists of five key elements:

Please note that a list of abbreviations is found in appendix 3.

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