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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: From Big Data to Smart Data to Advance SDG Statistics (2018)

Colombia’s national statistical office – DANE – began working with big data in the context of a broader institutional strategy that was launched in early 2015. The SDGs added to the momentum, as many indicators required new sets and combinations of data that were not readily available at the time. Sandra Moreno, Angela López and Angélica Palma share some of their insights from DANE’s endeavour to constantly think and act ‘outside the box’.

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.

Netherlands: A Structured Approach to Involving Multiple Stakeholders in SDG Reporting (2018)

The Netherlands has integrated SDG review into the policy cycle through regular measuring, consulting and reporting on progress. Strong partnerships with relevant stakeholders have made this process a truly collaborative effort.

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.

The Philippines: Using citizen-generated data for SDG review and follow-up (2020)

With the country’s two VNR processes (2016 and 2019) and consultations on localising the SDG targets, the interaction between the government and CSOs in the Philippines has intensified. In response to interest expressed by both sides, a project launched in 2019 assessed how citizen-generated data (CGD) might be used for official reporting. Patricia Anne R. San Buenaventura, Chief Statistical Specialist, explains the key steps, challenges and results of the project by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21), and describes the PSA’s efforts to institutionalise the use of CGD in the Philippines.