Reviewing Support for the Sustainable Development Goals
One year from the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ADB publishes a report that aims at linking its Strategy 2030 with the global 2030 Agenda. Asia and the Pacific has been one of the fastest growing regions of the world in terms of population and economic development. However, it is also one with high poverty rates and inequalities. The “ADB's Support for the Sustainable Development Goals” report highlights how the ADB has been working to make the region “prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable” through integrating the 17 SDGs since they came into force in 2016. In fact, one of ADB’s top priorities is the strengthening of institutions for localising Agenda 2030 for sustainable development.
The report draws on project examples to highlight how ADB operations contribute to clusters of interconnected SDGs related to people, planet, prosperity, and sustainable infrastructure. It also details ADB’s efforts to help developing member countries mobilise the finance and knowledge necessary to achieve the SDGs, especially in the context of SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals. One of ADB's main topics of governance and localisation is highlighted in this report, comprising elaborations on capacity building in urban service delivery, planning and financial management, as well as inclusion of marginalised people and especially of women and girls in local governance.
To read the report, please follow this link.