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Christine Wamsler. Photo

Christine Wamsler

Professor, Docent, appointed Excellent Teaching Practitioner (ETP)

Christine Wamsler. Photo

The Global Leadership for Sustainable Development (GLSD) Programme : : Inner Development for Accelerating Action Towards the Sustainable Development Goals. Evaluation Report written for the Inner Development Goals (IDGs) Initiative and the Templeton World Charity Foundation


  • Silke Rupprecht
  • Christine Wamsler

Summary, in English

The Global Leadership for Sustainable Development Programme (GLSD) was the first capacity-building programme designed on the basis of the Inner Development Goals (IDGs) framework with the aim to accelerate action towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The target group for this pilot
study included decision-makers involved in the implementation of SDGs in: Albania, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, Rwanda, and Zambia. The Programme was funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation.

The Programme’s evaluation was designed building on the IDGs framework. Its relevance and impact were assessed using a mixed-methods approach, including both quantitative and qualitative data and analyses. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected through extensive pre- and post-programme surveys. Additionally, qualitative data were collected through post-module surveys, observation during online sessions, and participants' entries in the online course platform. The surveys were scientifically grounded and developed based on the inner-outer transformation model, climate mainstreaming theory, and diverse psychological constructs (e.g., inner human capacities and traits).1

RESULTS: Overall, the qualitative and quantitative results show the relevance of inner development, the IDG framework and associated methods to support human flourishing and accelerate change towards sustainability in the focus countries.


  • LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies)
  • LU Profile Area: Nature-based future solutions

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The Inner Green Deal and Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS): Lund, Sweden.


  • Human Geography