Policy Support and Governance Gateway

Policy resources are freely available and include guidelines, articles, analytical tools, case studies, databases, policy briefs, training and e-learning publications.


Governance bottlenecks are increasingly hampering effective collective action for sustainable development at country, regional and global levels. This framework paper outlines a four-phased framework for analysis and identification of solutions to governance issues


Policy-makers can find here the latest land and water resource statistics for the region and the most important challenges that NENA is facing in the lead up to 2030 and beyond.


To successfully implement climate-resilient projects, we need easy to use tools. The Climate Risk Toolbox allows policy-makers and practitioners to obtain climate risk screenings and reports containing climate resilient measures, crucial to strengthen project formulation at early stages


We are facing environmental degradation, soil and water depletion – and all contribute to large-scale food insecurity. A coherent and sustainable policy approach is essential for sustainable green production. Here’s how FAO support countries to achieve Green Growth.

Transforming food and agriculture for sustainable development

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls for a bold, transformational change to achieve a world that is more inclusive, fair, sustainable and resilient. It’s a world free of hunger and extreme poverty, one that protects sustainable use of biodiversity, natural resources and ecosystems services for development.

This corporate portal is a gateway to FAO’s policy and governance support work to build sustainable food systems that can help countries achieve the vision of the 2030 Agenda. FAO, itself the world’s leading forum for policy dialogue, promotes evidence-based policy making from national to regional and global levels as countries prioritize challenges, implement decisions and monitor their effectiveness.

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FAO’s policy and governance support resources — briefs, guidelines, datasets, e-learning resources, analytical tools, issue papers — are all freely available to the public. 

Global pandemic
FAO response to COVID-19 

As countries move to strike a balance between keeping people safe and getting the economy back on track, they must protect poor and vulnerable people’s access to nutritional food. FAO knowledge tools help countries mitigate the risks of the pandemic on food security and nutrition.

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FAO role and areas of work

To achieve its mandate and assist countries in the best way possible, FAO works on priority policy issues. Each theme presents key FAO policy messages and links to further information, resources and partner initiatives.

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FAO policy and governance work is developed through an extensive array of institutional partnerships with governments, regional organizations, parliaments, agricultural producers, the private sector, civil society, renowned technical experts, international organizations and financial institutions.

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