Information for integrated Decision-Making and Participation

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

About SDG 16

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development focuses on decision-making with particular reference to participation of vulnerable groups, such as women (SDG target 5.5), developing countries, including African countries, least developed countries, land-locked developing countries, small-island developing States and middle-income countries (SDG target 10.6) to the decision-making process. Furthermore, SDG target 16.7 aims to “Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels”. The 2030 Agenda also highlights, in its paragraph 48, the importance indicators have for decision-making.

Projects supporting SDG 16

16% Percentage of support from all projects


• Target 16.1 Significantly reduce all forms of violence and related death rates everywhere

• Target 16.2 End abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence against and torture of children

• Target 16.3 Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all

• Target 16.4 By 2030, significantly reduce illicit financial and arms flows, strengthen the recovery and return of stolen assets and combat all forms of organized crime

• Target 16.5 Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms

• Target 16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels

• Target 16.7 Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels

• Target 16.8 Broaden and strengthen the participation of developing countries in the institutions of global governance

• Target 16.9 By 2030, provide legal identity for all, including birth registration

• Target 16.10 Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements

• Target 16.a Strengthen relevant national institutions, including through international cooperation, for building capacity at all levels, in particular in developing countries, to prevent violence and combat terrorism and crime

• Target 16.b Promote and enforce non-discriminatory laws and policies for sustainable development