UNU-IAS Policy Brief Provides Recommendations on Local Strategies for the SDGs in the Arab World

  • 2020•02•10     Tokyo

    A new policy brief from the UNU-IAS Governance for Sustainable Development project provides recommendations on governance in Arab countries for the design and implementation of local strategies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

    The brief, Local Implementation of the 2030 Agenda in the Arab World: Addressing Constraints & Maximising Opportunities, examines the results of Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) submitted by 15 Arab countries between 2016 and 2019.

    Recommendations from the policy brief include:

    • an urban territorial approach tailored to the city context should be adopted to help prioritise the goals, and manage budgets and planning for implementing the 2030 Agenda
    • SDGs governance mechanisms should expand the degree of involvement for local and non-state actors in development initiatives
    • Arab cities need to identify local priority actions and enable conditions that are essential to facilitate implementation

    Visit the UNU-IAS website for more information.