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Integrated Policymaking: Choosing an institutional Design for Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals

German Development Institute (2019) This paper aims to assess governments’ proposals for institutional designs for SDG implementation at the national level and to identify patterns of institutional design through analysing and coding the Voluntary National Reviews from 2016 and 2017. The empirical analysis gives an overview which political and socio-economic factors shape the institutional designs and formulates policy recommendations based on the findings.

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How Local & Regional Government Associations bring the SDGs to Life

Platforma (CEMR 2019) This study provides information about how towns and regions can localise the SDGs by using local indicators to assess the implementation. It is based on a joint survey conducted by CEMR, Platforma and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG). Since local and regional government associations are increasingly being recognised as important actors to embrace the 2030 Agenda, success stories and innovative good practices can be shared as well as challenges and common solutions.

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Gender Budgeting

The Asia Foundation (2019) Gender budgeting, known as Gender responsive budgeting, plays a key role in achieving the SDGs. It refers to an approach that uses fiscal policy and administration to promote gender equality. This brief explains the concept and what it aims for in a detailed way and provides information how gender budgeting can be introduced in Myanmar. Therefore, the impact of international experiences with gender budgeting initiatives is analysed.

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Sustainable Development Report 2019

Bertelsmann Stiftung and Sustainable Development Solutions Network (2019) Teams of independent experts at the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung prepared the Sustainable Development Report 2019. It presents the SDG Index and Dashboards and frames the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in terms of six broad transformations.

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How Integrated Solutions Can Help Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

FriEnt (2019) The Working Group on Peace and Development (FriEnt) and its partners highlight in this dossier the linkages between different Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This dossier considers integrated solutions as a key to achieving the SDGs. Emphasising the indivisibility of the SDGs means to recognise linkages and encourage the identification of synergies and the development of integrated approaches and coherent policies. With a wide range of case studies, the working group identifies good practices, political achievements, challenges and lessons learnt in concerning land and conflict prevention.

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Achieving the SDGs and ‘Leaving No One Behind’: Maximising Synergies and Mitigating Trade-Offs

ODI (2019) With a wide range of examples, this paper aims to help governments and key stakeholders to face the realisation of the 2030 Agenda. The interaction between the different SDGs, known as ‘synergies’ and ‘trade-offs’ can have positive as well as negative effects. This working and discussion paper aims to contribute to the implication of the integrated nature of the 2030 Agenda and in particular, the commitment to ‘leave no one behind’.

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Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The Gender Snapshot 2019

UN Women and UN DESA (2019) This publication provides statistics and gender-specific indicators to analyse the SDGs from a gender perspective. The latest data on gender equality across all SDGs showcases the progress made and underscores the efforts that need to be done.

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Governance and National Implementation of the 2030 Agenda: Lessons from Voluntary National Reviews

UN University, Institute for Advanced Study of Sustainability (2019) This policy brief offers lessons learnt from 99 Voluntary National Reviews between 2016 and 2018. The key areas and other insights in relation to national governance structures for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda are analysed so that this brief provides recommendations for policymakers and stakeholders.

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Tracking Progress on Sustainable Development Goal 16 with Global State of Democracy Indices

International IDEA (2019) By using the Global State of Democracy (GsoD) Indices, this paper shows an overview of the progress in implementing SDG 16 since 2015 at the global, regional and country level. The global progress on SDG 16 is facing significant challenges such as the curtailment of civic space and democratic backsliding and erosion. According to the data, the public access to information and the protection of fundamental freedom face an underlying threat in all regions.

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URBANET Spotlight on LNOB

Another Spotlight-series from URBANET is focusing on the Leave No One Behind principle. The topics range from marginalised groups in cities to climate action in cities for making cities more inclusive.

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