Diagnostics

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.

ICT4SIDS Partnership

Available in English

The ICT4SIDS Partnership is using Information and Communication Technologies to accelerate the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Samoa Pathway Declaration. The objective of the Global ICT4SIDS Center is to support smart...

Developed by Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Basis tool - building your SDG municipality

Available in English

This tool helps to gain insight into the SDG status of your municipality through a number of specific questions and helps to accordingly determine what you want to focus on. The tool is an instrument for self-analysis. It can be used for internal dis...

Developed by Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG)

Metabolism of Cities

Available in English

The Metabolism of Cities website collects information useful to researchers involved in Urban Metabolism (UM) research. The principal sections are Publications and Research, Data, Stakeholders Initiative, Online Material Flow Analysis Tool OMAT.

Developed by Metabolism of Cities, www.metabolismofcities.org

City Enabling Environment Rating: Assessment of the Countries in Asia and the Pacific

Available in English

How can countries in Asia and the Pacific create stronger, more adaptive and responsive enabling environments for cities - especially the strengthening of legislative frameworks to make the development and management of cities more sustainable? This...

Developed by United Cities and Local Governments Asia-Pacific (UCLG ASPAC)

Learning Cities and the SDGs: A Guide to Action

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This Guide to Action highlights concrete approaches to the development of green and healthy learning cities, equitable and inclusive learning cities, and decent work and entrepreneurship in learning cities. The document seeks to facilitate the proce...

Developed by UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

SDG Accelerator and Bottleneck Assessment

Available in English

The SDG Accelerator and Bottleneck Assessment (ABA) tool aims to support countries to identify catalytic policy and/or programme areas or ‘accelerators’ that can trigger positive multiplier effects across the SDGs, and solutions to bottlenecks that i...

Developed by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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

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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)

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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