Sport for development and peace

The Commonwealth Secretariat supports member countries to develop policies and strategies to maximise the contribution of sport to national development objectives and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Commonwealth is recognised as a global leader in this sector and plays a key coordination role with international intergovernmental and the Commonwealth sports movement, as well as business, academia, non-government groups and civil society.

Publication date: 6 April 2017
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

This guide builds on the work of previous Commonwealth publications analysing the role of sport in achieving sustainable development. Aimed at governmental policy-makers and other stakeholders, it provides evidenced and balanced policy options supporting the effective contribution of sport towards six prioritised Sustainable Development Goals.

Contributor: Colin Higgs
Publication date: 15 July 2014
Format: E-book (PDF), Spiral bound

Effective SDP programmes require careful planning, delivery and evaluation. This workbook is designed as a roadmap to help governments and sport organisations work together. It includes practical exercises to guide users through the many steps that comprise the lifecycle of an SDP programme.

Contributor: Oliver Dudfield
Publication date: 16 May 2014
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Sport for Development and Peace (SDP) brings the power of sport to solving some of the most difficult challenges of humankind, such as the realisation of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals. This collection of papers showcases innovative approaches and examples of effective SDP policies and strategies.

Publication date: 25 June 2013
Format: Paperback

A Guide for governments and stakeholders seeking to strengthen the contribution of sport to development and peace work. Part 1 provides evidence-based analysis of the potential contribution of sport to development objectives. Part 2 provides a practical framework for analysis, planning and monitoring of sport in development and peace work.