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This discussion paper focuses on the response of the sport sector during the COVID-19 pandemic and the policy options for increasing sport investment and achieve sustainable growth.

A questionnaire was distributed to sport stakeholders from around the Commonwealth and the results are presented in various sections of this paper. These results are accompanied by an analysis of what were previously new developments in online sport (delivery, eSports and gambling), social issues and human rights, and finally proposals for financing sport in the context of sustainable development. It is underlined that sport is a sector that can help effectively generate employment and promote economic convergence among countries or regions.
Read publication - Resourcing Sport's Contribution to Sustainable Development and the Coronavirus Recovery
The Commonwealth Secretariat, in partnership with UNESCO, has previewed a global report containing new data on the contribution of sport to sustainable development, with key metrics on worldwide activity levels, provision of physical activity in schools, gender and investment in sporting provision.
Read news - 'Investment in sport can be a catalyst for transformation': Commonwealth Secretary-General launches policy paper on first global sport impact report
The Global Sport and SDG Impact Report will be the first global baseline report on the global data available to evidence the contribution that physical education, physical activity and sport make to sustainable development. This policy brief offers a preview of that report, explaining its methodology and indicators, and highlighting areas in which measurable progress has been made and where gaps in the evidence have been found.
Read publication - The Global Sport and Sustainable Development Goals Impact Report
Members of the Commonwealth Secretariat's Sport for the Development and Peace team, together with the appointed consultants Thuso Group, have met with the Hon Samal Mojah Duggins, Minister with Responsibility for Sport and Culture (Creative Economy), the Permanent Secretary Valencia Syder and the members of the National Sports Council (NSC) in St Kitts and Nevis to help support the implementation of the nation's National Sport Policy.
Read news - St Kitts and Nevis to become 'role model for other Commonwealth countries' with National Sport Policy
As the 2022 Commonwealth Games opens in Birmingham today and the Commonwealth Decade of Sport commences, the Commonwealth Secretariat is working to leverage the vital role that access to sport can play in promoting peace, better health, equal rights and sustainable development across the Commonwealth’s 56 member countries.
Read news - The Commonwealth Games are an opportunity to promote inclusion and advance human rights through sport