Comments invited on INGSA Manifesto for 2030 – Scientific Advice for the Global Goals


In November 2015, the concluding declaration of the World Science Forum in Budapest made a specific request for a set of principles and processes for developing and communicating science to inform and evaluate policy.

The relevant section of the declaration reads:

“The need to define the principles, processes and application of science advice and to address the theoretical and practical questions regarding the independence, transparency, visibility and accountability of those who receive and provide advice has never been more important…………We call for concerted action of scientists and policy-makers to define and promulgate universal principles for developing and communicating science to inform and evaluate policy based on responsibility, integrity, independence, and accountability.”

The International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) was tasked with taking this forward, and has drafted the INGSA manifesto for 2030 – Scientific Advice for the Global Goals in consultation with practitioners and scholars from across the disciplines and around the world.

The resulting draft framework is now shared for consultation, with comments invited by 31 January 2018. The final version of the manifesto will be launched in June 2018.

We warmly encourage the international social science community to review the manifesto and share any comments with INGSA.