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Localising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Options for India

Concept notes and papers

The report focus on how the SDGs can be localised at village level in India. It explores the option of locating the SDGs within the Gram Panchayat Development Plans (GPDP) planning process. In order to do so, it is important that the National & State Level Policy frameworks are appropriately modified to reflect this endeavour, as the SDGs must become central to GPDP objectives, with GPs using local approaches to achieve them. To further this, this paper reviews the National Guidelines for Preparation of Gram Panchayat Development Plans in a bid to centralize the SDGs within the planning framework, and also based on experience, feedback and learnings from implementation. It is believed that this can facilitate better practice of the constitutional idea of participatory democracy & planning while promoting development toward India’s Targets on the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Dialogues on Localizing the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Available in English

This report is based on a dialogue process through 2014, whose purpose was to respond to the following questions: how will the Post-2015 Development Agenda be implemented at the local level?; what loc...

Developed by United Nations Development Programme (UN...

Posted by UNDP

Concept notes and papers

Mandala of the Sustainable Development Goals

Available in English

Mandala of the SDGs: to calmly bring our actions and policies up to the challenges of SDGs. The document includes fact sheets detailing all SDG targets and guidelines for collaborative workshops.

Developed by Département Gironde

Posted by Julie Chabaud

Tools : Strategies and Plans

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