In the past years, VVSG has actively worked on localizing the SDGs in Flanders, providing municipalities with materials and inspiration on awareness raising and policy planning. With success: 178 out of the 300 Flemish municipalities have now integrated the SDGs into their multi-annual policy plans (2020-2025).
Sustainable what? That’s still a common reaction when the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are mentioned. Familiarising people with these global goals for sustainable development is a crucial first step towards taking action, but also in creating a support base for policy measures that contribute to the SDGs. All over the world, local authorities and organisations are working hard to raise awareness on the SDGs, as in order to attain them, everyone must be on board.
Following the exchanges on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) during the annual meeting of the CIB Working Group (WG) in the Hague in October 2015, expert Beatriz Sanz Corella was contracted by the CIB WG to develop an analysis and policy recommendations on M&E tools . Based on a survey, a desk review and interviews with CIB members, a comparative analysis of M&E systems in the context of local government capacity building was conducted.