What is the Matrix?
The Matrix is an
information tool developed by the Secretariat at the request of
the 13th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development.
It is meant to timely compile the policy options and practical
measures contained the Chairman's summary of the interactive
discussions held at the Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting,
so as to make it a living document, and to develop web-based
tools to disseminate information on implementation and best
practices (Page 17 of
The Matrix is an information tool developed by the Secretariat at the
request of the CSD-16 Bureau. It aims to provide user-friendly
information on practical experiences in implementation in the thematic
areas of agriculture, rural development, land, drought, desertification
and Africa. It is based on information submitted by Governments,
including through national reports; and by UN agencies, international
and regional organizations and by Major Groups. It takes into account
information contained in Secretary-General's reports and Partnerships
for Sustainable Development registered with the CSD Secretariat, as well
as information emerging from the regional implementation meetings.
The Matrix is not an official outcome document of the CSD. As an
information tool, it is a work in progress. The Secretariat will
continue to update the Matrix as more information on implementation is
Structure of the Matrix
The Matrix seeks to
provide the user with a convenient overview of concrete experiences in
addressing barriers and constraints identified in the areas of
drought, desertification and
It consists of four columns and is structured as follows:
Information in this column is
based on Secretary-General's Reports, national reports, reports
of Regional Implementation Meetings and the related background
documents, and inputs from Major Groups and CSD Partnerships.
- Case studies:
Case studies are drawn from
Secretary-General's Reports, national reports, reports of
Regional Implementation Meetings and the related background
documents, and inputs from Major Groups and CSD Partnerships, as
well as case studies submitted for CSD-16.
- Lessons learned:
Best practices or results. This
column provides a snapshot overview of the lessons learned, best
practices or results of the particular case study.
- Key implementation actors:
indicates key implementation actors, based on information
contained in the case studies.