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From the MDGs to Sustainable Development for All: Lessons from 15 Years of Practice

Guidance and systemization of experiences

This Report seeks to help countries by providing key lessons from the MDG era, distilled by governments and stakeholders themselves, through National MDG Progress Reports. Between 2013 and 2015, 55 countries produced National MDG Progress Reports assessing the totality of their countries’ MDG experience. Many detail lessons they now apply to implement the SDGs. Most echo lessons UNDP learned from its experience supporting over 140 countries to achieve the MDGs.Although its recommendations may be usefully applied to implement the SDGs in high-income countries, this Report’s focus is on low-income and developing countries, reflecting UNDP’s mandate. The Report uses UNDP’s unique vantage point to distill lessons and recommendations for SDG implementation. It is divided into four sections: 1. The first section reflects on MDG achievements and shortcomings, highlighting evidence that they made a difference and pointing to the unfinished business they leave behind. 2. The second section details lessons learned from advocating, localizing, delivering and monitoring the MDGs,2 suggesting the particularities that made each effective. 3. Drawing on this, the third section points to four ways Global Goals drive development results, noting potential implications for SDG implementation. 4. The final section offers ten specific recommendations for SDG implementation, following the evidence and analysis of proceeding sections.

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Survey Results Note: The key contribution of regions and cities to sustainable development

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MDGs: Localization Toolkit - Based on the Naga City experience

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Posted by UNDP

Guidance and systemization of experiences

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