Department für Geographie




Publication on the perception of policy (in-)coherence in the implementation of the Post-2015 Agenda in Mexico

12.01.2021  Wannewitz, M.

Based on a literature review and fieldwork in Mexico, this paper focuses on the perception of the people in charge of operationalizing the agendas in order to better understand why policy coherence is so hard to achieve despite widespread recognition and efforts to achieve it.

Results challenge the dominant approach of a binary perspective on policy coherence and incoherence by identifying perceived benefits of incoherence and costs of building coherence. They also highlight the importance of often overlooked barriers to cross-sectoral and cross-scalar collaboration driven by institutional arrangements and work culture.