OECD Launches Pilot Reports on City Approaches to the SDGs
The Third OECD Roundtable on Cities and Regions for the SDGs, co-organized by the OECD and the County of Viken, Norway focused on the theme, ‘A Territorial Approach to the SDGs as a framework for long-term COVID-19 recovery strategies in cities and regions.’ Participants lively debated how the SDGs can help cities and regions shape and implement COVID-19 recovery strategies by sharing lessons learned and considering how to harmonise SDG measurement frameworks. This objective can be achieved with the help of the excellent OECD localised indicator framework, which measures the distance to the SDG targets for over 600 regions and 600 cities.
The reports incorporate recommendations for key actions tailored to the city-specific challenges and priorities while aiming to co-create more resilient cities and regions through local stakeholder engagement. The insights of both reports were fed into discussions at the “Third OECD Roundtable on Cities and Regions for the SDG” to highlight how the SDGs can contribute to shaping and implementing COVID-19 recovery strategies in cities and regions. OECD plans to launch an additional three reports at its upcoming roundtable on cities and regions for the SDGs.
Learn more about the two cities and find their reports here.