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Locating Agenda 2030 and the SDGs: Strengthening Government Action in West Africa

Guidance and systemization of experiences

Local development plays an important role in the development of local economies, enhancing the creation of jobs and livelihoods as well as the provision of basic services to the population, all of which have a significant impact on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. and the well-being of communities. The search for the most appropriate means of locating the Sustainable Development Goals is essential to the successful implementation and optimization of Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Africa. Drawing on research on the state of local governance in West Africa, the report lays the groundwork, highlights best practices, identifies key challenges and proposes strategies and policy options in the following 4 areas : (1) Decentralization and local governance; (2) Local finance and inclusive services; (3) Local Economic Development and (4) Capacity Building. For each section, special considerations and recommendations for fragile and conflict-affected states have been developed.

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Women and local economies, territories, knowledge and powers

Available in Français

Systematization began locally, listening to the stories and knowledge of women in the territories. The result of the workshops and seminars held in Central America are the basis for this systematizati...

Developed by Entidad de las Naciones Unidas para la I...

Posted by Local2030

Case studies and best practices

Decentralised cooperation in the context of the 2030 Agenda

Available in Français

This document has been drafted at the request of the Committee of the Regions, for the Fifth Assises of Decentralised Cooperation (Brussels 10 and 11 July 2017). It offers an evaluation of the relevan...

Developed by European Parliamentary Research Service...

Posted by Local2030

Concept notes and papers

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