En Route to Achieving the SDGs in Cities and Regions – An OECD Data and Visualisation Tool

105 out of 169 targets of the 2030 Agenda cannot be achieved without the involvement of local and regional governments. Therefore, the OECD has developed a tool to strengthen the exchange of knowledge between municipalities.

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According to estimates from the OECD, 105 out of 169 targets of the 2030 Agenda cannot be achieved without the involvement of local and regional governments. Guided by this assessment the OECD advocates for a territorial approach to sustainable development focussed on linking local SDG monitoring, evaluation and implementation capacities to national policies.

In this context, the OECD has recently published a report titled “A Territorial Approach to the SDGs” and has developed an online tool to demonstrate the SDG progress of cities and regions. The tool allows communities to compare their performance and identify in what areas they need to increase their commitments to achieve their SDG targets. Developed by the OECD’s Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions & Cities the tool aims to contribute to strengthening the exchange of knowledge between municipalities, reinforcing the accountability of local governments and raising awareness for local SDG progress and the 2030 Agenda.

Learn more about the OECD's tool here.