What is it for?
Setting up a diagnostic is a way to set a qualitative and quantitative baseline of the situation of a territory, or a specific thematic issue. It highlights the challenges and opportunities, and it constitutes the basis of the implementation process.

What do the tools help achieve?
The methodologies will help identify gaps and assets. They will map stakeholders and relationships before engaging further into reforms.

The U.S. Cities Sustainable Development Goals Index 2017

Available in English

America is the world’s richest large economy, with the world’s leading technologies and institutions of higher learning. Yet, the United States of America (U.S.) is falling behind other countries on a range of indicators relating to quality-of-life,...

Developed by Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)

Equitable Economic Growth in your City

Available in English

This toolkit is a diagnostic instrument. It is intended for use primarily by town and city administrations. Other users are likely to include policy analysts and researchers. The toolkit has been designed to help urban administrations understand the...

Developed by Cities Alliance, UNOPS, IPE Triple Line

The Human Development Atlas in Brazil

Available in English Español Português

The Human Development Atlas in Brazil includes the Municipal Human Development Atlas and the Metropolitan Regions Human Development Atlas. The Atlas is a consultation platform for the Municipal Human Development Index – MHDI – of the 5,565 Brazilian...

Developed by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA), João Pi...

Assessing the Institutional Environment of Local Governments in Africa

Available in English

Africa’s cities are growing at an unprecedented rate, over 3% per year on average. The continent’s urban population is expected to double over the next 20 to 30 years, with the majority of Africans living in cities. With the political, social and ec...

Developed by UCLG Africa and Cities Alliance

A Users’ Guide to Measuring Local Governance

Available in English

This Guide provides a list of the multiplicity of tools and methods that are being used to measure, assess and monitor governance at the local level.

Developed by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

COMING SOON. Diagnostic Tool to Support the Localization of the SDGs at Subnational Level in Asia-Pacific

Available in English

An online platform that brings quantitative and qualitative data together for effective SDG plans.

Developed by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP);
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