Multilevel Governance

What is it for?
The 2030 Agenda for Development pushes for going beyond “governance as usual” in order to reach the SDGs.Implementation of the SDGs lies on adequate multi-level governance. The idea is to look at government structures and inter-institutional cooperation mechanisms to enable frameworks for SDG achievement.

What do the tools help achieve?
The tools offered here support vertical policy coherence and collaboration mechanisms between local, national and international layers of governance. This shared vision should strengthen policy design, planning and implementation. The tools also promote the inclusion of marginalized societal groups, and they promote specific institution set-ups for complex areas. They will break down to areas of interest and relevance to SDGs’ localization (i.e. local economic development policies, planning public policy processes).

Rapid Integrated Assessment (RIA)

Available in English

The Rapid Integrated Assessment (RIA) Tool aims to support countries in mainstreaming the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into national and subnational planning, by helping assess their readiness for SDG implementation. The tool suggests clear s...

Developed by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development 2018. Towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies

Available in English

The 2030 Agenda is a universal, collective responsibility that covers all levels: global, national and territorial. To address global policy challenges in a complex and interconnected world, policy coherence will be key. A more coherent multilateral...

Developed by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Reforming urban laws in Africa: a practical guide

Available in English

The guide aims to create and strengthen law-making processes that build and secure the legal rights of all people living in all urban areas to be governed fairly, live safely,earn a living and participate fully in the economic and cultural offerings...

Developed by African Centre for Cities (ACC), Cities Alliance, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Hab...

A Guide to Multi-level Governance For Local and Regional Public Authorities

Available in English

This guide aims to help you work collaboratively on sustainable energy policies, plans and strategies in your region, by developing a ‘Multi-level Governance’ (MLG) approach.

Developed by Coopenergy
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