Monitoring, Evaluation, and Voluntary Local Reviews

What is it for?
The SDGs will be monitored and assessed through a system of 231 indicators, many of which can be localized by gathering data at the territorial level. While monitoring progress and reviewing the results of national plans, subnational data needs to be taken into account.

What do the tools help achieve?
Localizing the follow-up of the 2030 Agenda, by promoting the participation of local and regional governments in national monitoring, and by adapting national indicators to local and regional contexts.

Cities Taking the Lead on the Sustainable Development Goals: A Voluntary Local Review Handbook for Cities

Available in English

This document seeks to extract patterns and lessons from the various Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs) published until the date to offer a practical handbook with which to offer a common guideline for future VLRs.

Developed by Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College

Local Indicators for the 2030 Agenda (Sustainable Development Goals)

Available in English

The Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG) works with local authorities to translate the sustainable development objectives at the local level. To this end, it has developed a set of local SDG indicators (also available on this plat...

Developed by Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities

Achieving global goals at a local level: Monitoring the SDGs using indicators

Available in English

This set of SDG indicators has been developed by the Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities as a support tool for municipalities that wish to include the sustainable development goals (SDGs) in their policy plan. A chart has been drawn...

Developed by Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities

Voluntary National Reviews Visualization

Available in English

Through keyword visualization, this platform allows the user to explore reports that contribute to the follow-up and review process of the 2030 Agenda, including Voluntary National Reviews and Country Progress Reports. Use this tool to see how countr...

Developed by UNDP, in collaboration with UN DESA, UN DOCO, UN SDG Action Campaign

Peg. Tracking progress, inspiring action

Available in English

The City of Winnipeg has launched a municipal data portal to benchmark progress and inspire action aligned explicitly with the SDGs. Peg’s tagline is “Tracking Progress, Inspiring Action.” Peg is a central source for tracking the indicators that ma...

Developed by International Institute of Sustainable Development (IISD) and United Way Winnipeg

Sustainable Development Index at the municipal level

Available in Português

The Municipal Sustainability Index (ISM, Portuguese acronym) is a model for monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the local level. The ISM is a tool that measures the fulfilment of the Agenda 2030 at the municipal level. The ISM is b...

Developed by Universidade Católica Portuguesa - CESOP

Aloha+ Challenge Dashboard

Available in English

The Aloha+ Challenge is a statewide commitment to achieve six interconnected sustainability goals for 2030, and is recognized as a localized framework for the global United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. This Dashboard measures statewide prog...

Developed by State of Hawaii

Monitoring the global agenda in municipalities: the Mandala tool

Available in English Español Français

The Mandala is a tool developed by the Brazilian National Confederation of Municipalities, which encourages the use of data and reflects local realities based on different indicators, in order to develop appropriate public policies in line with SDG l...

Developed by UCLG, UNDP, CNM, Deutscher Stadtetag, FIDEGOC

Urban Targets and Indicators

Available in English

The Urban targets and indicators provides information on targets and indicators of SDG 11, as well as its interlinkages with other SDGs. Furthermore, it can be found on the navigation panel a case study of the subnational data landscape in Japan and...

Developed by Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

Business Reporting on the SDGs: An Analysis of the Goals and Targets

Available in English

This report is a first step towards a uniform mechanism for business to report on their contribution to and impact on the SDGs in an effective and comparable way. It contains a list of existing and established disclosures that businesses can use to r...

Developed by Global Reporting Initiative and United Nations Global Compact

Mandala ODS

Available in Português

The Mandala ODS is an application made available to municipal public managers and society that makes it possible to diagnose, monitor and evaluate the performance of Brazilian Municipalities regarding the level of achievement of Agenda 2030 and the S...

Developed by Confederação Nacional dos Municípios do Brasil (CNM)

Monitoring to implement Peaceful Just and Inclusive Societies

Available in English

This report summarizes the findings emerging from a pilot initiative led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the Open Government Partnership (OGP) and with financial support from the United States Agency for Inte...

Developed by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Data Tools for The California Bay Area: Actionable Intelligence for Cities to support SDG Achievement

Available in English

For the past year, Stanford’s Sustainable Urban Systems Initiative (SUS) within the School of Engineering has been working with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and a variety of local stakeholders in the California Bay Area to tes...

Developed by Standfor University

Les Objectifs de Développement Durable pour les services d’eau et d’assainissement Décryptage des cibles et indicateurs

Available in Français

Ce document a pour objectif d’expliciter les concepts clefs introduits par les ODD dans le développement des services d’eau et d’assainissement. Il propose ensuite aux acteurs du secteur de l’eau, de l’assainissement et de la solidarité internationa...

Developed by Programme Solidarité Eau (pS-Eau)

SDG Indicators Global Database

Available in English

This platform provides access to data compiled through the UN System in preparation for the Secretary-General's annual report on "Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals". The data series identified by the symbol SD correspond to the re...

Developed by United Nations Statistics Division

A short guide to Human Settlements Indicators Goal 11+

Available in English

This guide introduces Monitoring Human Settlements Indicators . Making progress in Monitoring of SDG 11 is crucial in ensuring the success of the SDG framework. It is therefore necessary to identify and apply specific, measurable and action-oriented...

Developed by United Nations Human Settlements Programme, United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Off...

Training Manual on selected human settlements indicators of the SDG

Available in English

This training manual provides what participants should learn, how long training on the module should take and facilitator’s notes to assist him to facilitate the module better by identifying and highlighting key points to focus on and prepare for....

Developed by United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat

2030 Watch

Available in English

The goal of the project is to monitor the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in high income countries. The ultimate goal of the project is that national governments in the OECD and the EU implement the 2030 Agenda ambitiously to achi...

Developed by Open Knowledge Foundation Germany

methodological elements for the elaboration of the report on the situation in sustainable development

Available in Français

L France is committed to sustainable development by signing its promotion by public policies in the Charter of the environment, backed by the Constitution and operationally by the enactment of laws to protect the environment and the transition ecolog...

Developed by Ministère français de l'Environnement, de l'Energie et de la Mer

Social Progress Index

Available in English

To truly advance social progress, we must learn to measure it comprehensively and rigorously. When everyone uses the same vocabulary to describe challenges, it's that much easier to overcome them. The Social Progress Index is a complement to traditio...

Developed by Social Progress Imperative

EU Regional Social Progress Index

Available in English

The EU Regional Social Progress Index aims to measure social progress for each European Union region as a complement to traditional measures of economic progress. As it is intended to complement measures based on Gross domestic product (GDP), income...

Developed by The European Commission (DG Regional and Urban Policy), with Social Progress Imperative and Orkestra

Introduction to Korea's Anti-Corruption Initiative Assessment

Available in English

This practical publication presents the Anti-Corruption Initiative Assessment (AIA) tool of the Republic of Korea's Anti-Corruption & Civil Rights Commission (ACRC). AIA combines qualitative and quantitative assessment with a systematic scoring syste...

Developed by Anti-Corruption and Civil Rights Commission (ACRC), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Guide to the Localization of the Sustainable Development Goals in Brazilian Municipalities

Available in Português

This publication provides information to all Brazilian municipalities on the global agenda for sustainable development, as well as tools to face the complex challenge related to the implementation and monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals...

Developed by Confederação Nacional de Municípios (CNM); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

La Red Colombiana de Ciudades Cómo Vamos (RCCCV) 

Available in English

La plataforma en linea ciudatos ofrece información, historias, herramientas y recursos para llevar a cabo investigación, desarrollar web y aplicaciones móviles, visualizaciones de datos de diseño y más.

Developed by La Red Colombiana de Ciudades Cómo Vamos (RCCCV) 

Democratic Dialogue: a Handbook for Practitioners

Available in English Français Español

Democratic dialogue strengthens democratic institutions by providing citizens with the opportunity to voice their concerns, needs and interests – especially people who are normally disempowered from expressing themselves. Democratic Dialogue: A Handb...

Developed by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Organization of American States (OAS); International I...

SDG Goal 11 Monitoring Framework: A guide to assist national and local governments to monitor and report on SDG goal 11+ indicators

Available in English

A guide to assist national and local governments in their efforts to collect, analyze, validate data and information in view of the preparation of country-based reports. This “Monitoring Framework” provides the use of necessary definitions, method of...

Developed by United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
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