In advance of this year’s High-Level Political Forum, IPI is launching a new report, written by Jimena Leiva Roesch and Masooma Rahmaty, that highlights the path some West African countries have taken toward developing locally-led strategies for implementing the 2030 Agenda. It is the result of two years of research and convening as part of an initiative examining how to accelerate progress toward the 2030 Agenda.
At the heart of this initiative was a subregional forum held in Banjul, The Gambia, from October 27-29, 2019. The forum brought together seventy-nine participants from eight contiguous West African countries as well as members of the international community. The forum was the first of its kind in the subregion and provided a platform for learning and sharing among a diverse group of stakeholders, including government officials from both the national and municipal levels, UN resident coordinators, and civil society representatives.
Read the Report
|This report highlights the path some West African countries have taken toward developing locally-led strategies for implementing the 2030 Agenda. It focuses in particular on four key factors for these strategies: ownership across all levels of society; decentralization; coordination, integration, and alignment; and mobilization of resources to support implementation at the local level.
Watch the Report Launch Event
||From Local to Global: Building on What Works to Accelerate Progress on the 2030 Agenda
This event launched a report detailing how to design locally-led strategies for the 2030 Agenda, drawing on lessons from existing sustainable development efforts in West Africa, in Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Senegal, and Sierra Leone.
Related IPI Publications
- Localizing the 2030 Agenda in West Africa: Building on What Works, by Jimena Leiva Roesch and Masooma Rahmaty
- Unpacking the UN’s Development System Reform, by Lesley Connolly and Jimena Leiva Roesch
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- Using the SDGs as a Platform in Pandemic Response, by Ahmed Gad
- How to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals: A Twitter Perspective, by Annie Rubin
- How Innovative Approaches Can Accelerate Localization of the 2030 Agenda, by Masooma Rahmaty and Jimena Leiva Roesch
IPI Senior Fellow Jimena Leiva Roesch answered questions from social media in our #SDGs101 video series on the Global Goals. IPI also featured five #Localizing2030 champions thus far, who have made strides in working to achieve the Global Goals in their communities. Click on each individual below to learn how impact begins at the local level.