The International Platform on Sport and Development (sportanddev) is the leading global hub for those using sport to achieve social, economic and environmental objectives. It is widely recognised as the foremost global platform to share knowledge, build good practice, facilitate coordination and foster partnerships in sport and development.

sportanddev operates an online platform (, providing the latest news, articles, events, research, learning tools, networks and job opportunities in the sport and development field. We also work offline, supporting and coordinating projects, events, advocacy and other initiatives such as our massive open online course on sport and sustainable development.

Civil society, governments, sports federations, universities and others, are brought together by sportanddev to ensure that sport contributes more effectively to international development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The platform brings visibility to sport and development, improves the effectiveness of policies and programmes, and facilitates dialogue.

Since its inception in 2003, sportanddev continues to play an important role in enabling sport to contribute more effectively to international development, including the SDGs as well as national and local priorities. It does this both within the aid, public, private and development sectors and in the everyday work of organisations, and communities.

By consolidating an overarching framework, common policies and strategies, and a suite of accepted best practices, tools and resources, sportanddev supports a more coordinated global approach to sport and development.

By sharing learning, convening debates, and supporting a diverse range of people and actors, sportanddev builds capacity thus helping to maximise the contribution of sport to society.

sportanddev provides the global mechanism for the sport and development community to connect, share, learn and influence policy. It has driven the sector forward, enabling a wide range of actors to highlight their work and improve projects and policies through knowledge sharing, capacity building and networking.

sportanddev is perceived as the number one digital meeting place and information source for the sport for development and peace community internationally.
- Fredrik Odegaard, Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports

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