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The new Asker municipality

Case studies and best practices

Norway is undergoing a local municipal reform. The goal is to build bigger, stronger local authorities. As part of the reform, Hurum, Røyken and Asker have decided to merge in 2020. The new municipality is to be called Asker. The three municipalities decided at an early stage that the new municipality should not only be built on ”best practice” but on ”next practice”. The UN Sustainable Development Goals came into force in January 2016. At the same time, Hurum, Røyken and Asker had just started planning their future merging. It was natural, therefore, for the three municipalities to use the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals as the framework for building the new Asker municipality.

Related Publications

Building Partnerships to Localize SDG 8: An SDG learning agenda for local governments

Available in English

This report provides a synthesis of the key issues that emerged from the Regional Workshop on the SDG learning agenda for local governments, in the context of South-South Triangular Cooperation, whic...

Developed by United Cities and Local Governments (UCL...

Posted by UNDP

Guidance and systemization of experiences

SDG Action Campaign Toolkit

Available in English

The United Nations SDG Action Campaign is a special initiative of the UN Secretary-General administered by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and mandated to support the UN system-wide and the Member...

Developed by UN SDG Action Campaign toolkit

Posted by Fabienne Perucca

Tools : Raising Awareness

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