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Afghanistan: SDG review in a fragile context (2020)

The Government of Afghanistan has been actively working on the SDGs since 2016. It presented its first VNR at the HLPF in New York in July 2017. The Ministry of Economy (MoEc) is the government’s lead agency on SDGs. Two experts from the Ministry, Mirwais Baheej, Director General of Planning and Consolidation, and M. Nabi Sroosh, Director General of Policy & Results-Based Monitoring share some of their insights and provide recommendations for others.

Colombia: Follow-up and lessons learned from repeated VNRs (2020)

Colombia has already presented two VNRs, one at the HLPF in 2016 and the second in 2018. In the first VNR, the National Planning Department (DNP) reported on institutional preparations for the 2030 Agenda and provided an analysis of the national context for each SDG. The second VNR focused on presenting lessons learned from developing the national SDG implementation strategy and on showcasing the contributions of non-governmental stakeholders. Adriana Castro González, former SDG Coordinator at DNP, explains these processes and shares some of her insights.

Costa Rica: A National Pact to Advance the SDGs (2018)

In 2016, Costa Rica became the first country to formalise a collective commitment to the SDGs. a national pact was signed by the executive, legislative and judicial powers of the republic, civil society and faith-based organisations, public universities, local governments and the private sector. Together, they committed to realising long-term structural changes towards socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable development that is guided by a multi-stakeholder governance structure.

Namibia: Aligning the 2030 Agenda with the National Development Plan (2018)

The Namibian government has been an early mover in implementing the 2030 agenda. Its commitment is reflected in the efforts the country has undertaken to ensure integration of the SDGs into national development planning. Daniel Bagwitz of giz shares some of his observations on Namibia’s VNR process from the perspective of an external advisor.

Nigeria: Engaging the Private Sector in the Voluntary a National Review (2018)

‘Eradication of poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world’ is the main slogan of Nigeria’s 2017 VNR. Private businesses are a key driver of economic development and can bring financial leverage to the 2030 agenda process. This is why the Nigerian private sector advisory group (PSAG) plays a crucial role in national SDG implementation and review. The group is guided by an interministerial SDG committee.

Togo: Mobilising Civil Society for the SDG Review (2018)

The involvement of stakeholders in the SDG review is not just a task for the government. Civil society organisations in Togo have also been taking things into their own hands, spending time, effort and their own resources to enable broad participation and leave no one behind. The result is a win-win situation for both sides, the impact of which goes beyond a civil society footprint on a government document. Passion, ownership and perseverance are among the success factors of the Togolese civil society forum.