To happen locally, Agenda 2030 needs to be sufficiently funded. A clear financial strategy is needed at all levels, including the local one. Localizing finance means not only to assign funds for the local level, but also to create the enabling space for economic development at local level.
To think about how countries and cities can fund Agenda 2030 at local level, UNDP, UN-Habitat, UNCDF and United Cities and Local Governments are organising the Venice City Solutions 2030, an international event hosted by the Italian Association for the Council of European Municipalities (AICCRE) and financially supported by Platforma and UNACLA, with the technical contribution of FMDV. The event will take place in Venice (Italy) on 16-17th November 2018, bringing together representatives of central governments, local and regional government associations, Mayors, Governors and other governmental representatives and selected partners with the objective to think ahead about how to finance the implementation of the SDGs at local level.
To kick start the discussion, the LocalizingTheSDGs Platform is launching an e-Discussion (click here to READ THE CONCEPT NOTE) to engage stakeholders, experts, practitioners and policy-makers in a global dialogue on the themes to be addressed in the Venice’s event. The debate will inform the final report of the activity, to be submitted to the 2019 High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).
The discussion will focus on: 1. National strategies for financing the SDGs at local level, 2. Measuring impact at local level: the importance of data on budget alignment and tracking indicators, 3. City Solutions, how local governments are making the Agenda 2030 a reality at local level, and 4. Dynamic local economies to achieve Agenda 2030.
To start the discussion, tell us your perpsective and experience by answering to one or all of the following questions:
1. National strategies for financing the SDGs at the local level
2. Measuring impact at local level: the importance of data on budget alignment and tracking indicators
3. City Solutions, how local governments are making the 2030 Agenda a reality at local level
4. Dynamic local economies to achieve the 2030 Agenda
We encourage all participants to share concrete national and subnational examples, lessons learned and experiences to feed into policy recommendations and guidance for the Venice's event and 2019 HLPF substantive session and beyond.
We look forward to a lively and engaged discussion!