Strategies and Plans

What are these for?
Strategies and plans can assure the translation of the political agenda into development objectives and tangible results. They give an overall framework for development (use of resources, services, corresponding financial needs, etc.) and aim to coordinate the work of local and other spheres of governments.

What do the tools help achieve?
Localizing the SDGs can provide a framework for local development policy. The integration of SDGs within sub-national level planning is a crucial step in landing the new agenda in regions and cities.

Medenine region guidelines for the location of MDGs

Available in Français

In order to meet the challenges, to promote integrated and sustainable development in Tunisia and to alleviate territorial inequalities, the development strategy of the Medenine Governorate formulated in the Regional Five-Year Plan 2016-2020 (PQR) an...

Developed by Programme de Nations Unies pour le Développement- Tunisie / Ministère du Développement, de l’Investi...

Guide for the Integration of Sustainable Development Goals in Brazilian Municipalities

Available in Português

Brazil, together with 192 other member countries of the United Nations, adopted in September 2015 the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including 17 Sustainable Development Goals (so-called SDGs). This guide is intended to assist municipal m...

Developed by Confederação Nacional de Municípios (CNM), Programa das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento (PNUD)

Adopting a Territorial Approach to Food Security and Nutrition Policy

Available in English

Food insecurity and malnutrition are major concerns, especially in rural areas. Globally, they have received considerable attention, but results have been mixed. To provide effective long-term solutions, policy responses must be tailored to the speci...

Developed by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Better Policies for Sustainable Development 2016 A New Framework for Policy Coherence

Available in English

This report introduces a screening tool called the Framework for Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development (PCSD). It aims to provide practical support to any government interested in adapting its institutional mechanisms, policy making processes...

Developed by The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Territorial Development Plans as an instrument of peace building

Available in Español

This document methodological guidelines was conducted within the framework of advocacy strategy for incorporating peacebuilding in the Plans of Territorial Development (PDT), led interagency technical committee composed of the Office of the High Comm...

Developed by Departamento Nacional de Planeación; Oficina del Alto Comisionado para la Paz; Despacho del Ministro...

Partnerships for SDGs

Available in English

Partnership for SDGs is an online platform that provides global engagement for sharing knowledge and expertise for multi-stakeholder partnerships and voluntary commitments from all stakeholders devoted to support the implementation of the Sustainable...

Developed by Division for Sustainable Development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DSD...

Operationalizing the Urban NEXUS

Available in English

The Urban NEXUS is an approach to the design of sustainable urban development solutions. The approach guides stakeholders to identify and pursue possible synergies between sectors, jurisdictions, and technical domains. Given the wealth of global exam...

Developed by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ); Local Governments for Sustainability...

Resilience Action Planning - Implementing the Sendai Framework at the Local Level (E-learning course)

Available in English Español

Over the past 20 years disasters have affected 4.4 billion people, caused USD 2 trillion of damage and killed 1.3 million people. Disasters have affected people living in developing countries and, in particular, the most vulnerable communities within...

Developed by UNITAR and UNISDR

Passbook guidance for political organizations and citizenship: joint work plans with the global development agenda 2030

Available in Español

This booklet aims to facilitate the development and review of the work plans of political organizations that will participate in the general elections of February 2017 in Ecuador, as a frame of reference to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). T...

Developed by United Nations Development Programme

Changing Climate, Changing Communities: Guide and Workbook for Municipal Climate Adaptation

Available in English Français

Changing Climate, Changing Communities: Guide and Workbook for Municipal Climate Adaptation is a compendium of resources that provides a milestone based framework to assist local governments in the creation of adaptation plans to address the relevant...

Developed by Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI)

SDG Cities Guide

Available in English

Getting Started with the SDGs in Cities is an online resource that outlines how cities can get started with implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in cities and human settlements. The Guide was jointly developed by the SDSN with the Ge...

Developed by Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)

Reference framework for Policy Coherence for Development in the Basque Country

Available in English English

Policy Coherence to advance towards a more human and sustainable development is a challenge for all governments and administrations, from which the Basque Government cannot absent itself. The Basque Government believe that it is necessary for a great...

Developed by Basque Government- Gobierno Vasco- Eusko Jaurlaritza/Agencia Vasca de Cooperación para el Desarrollo...

The Region of Valencia and the local implementation of the SDGs: A region committed to Cooperation and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Available in English Español Français

After the new Regional Government of Valencia (Generalitat) was established in July 2015, it adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework and point of reference. The SDGs would guide all of the Generalitat's policies and not exclus...

Developed by Regional Government of Valencia (Generalitat)

SDG Compass: Inventory of Business Tools

Available in English

This Inventory of Business Tools maps existing business tools against the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It allows you to explore commonly used business tools that may be useful when assessing your organization’s impact on the SDGs.

Developed by United Nations Global Compact; GRI; World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Planning for climate change: Guide – A strategic, values-based approach for urban planners

Available in English

This report was developed for city planners to better understand, assess and take action on climate change at the local level. Specifically targeted to the needs of planners and allied professionals in low and middle-income countries where the challe...

Developed by United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

Global Public Space Toolkit: From Global Principles to Local Policies and Practice

Available in English

This toolkit will be a practical reference for local governments to frame and implement principles, policy recommendations and development initiatives on public space and for central governments to aid their efforts with material support and enabling...

Developed by United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

Handling land, Innovative Tools for Land Governance and Secure Tenure

Available in English

Everyone has a relationship to land. It is an asset that, with its associated resources, allows its owner access to loans, to build their houses and to set up small businesses in cities. In rural areas, land is essential for livelihoods, subsistence...

Developed by United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

Building a Resilient Foundation for Peace and Development - Local Governance in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings

Available in English

The Guide is meant to support UNDP Country Offices in countries considered as fragile or already affected by high levels of violence, instability and/or conflict (including post-conflict countries). The Guide can help these Country Offices define str...

Developed by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Methodological Guide for the Formulation of Municipal Land Use Plan

Available in Español

The Guide provides tools that aim to contribute to the quality of management development in the territory and includes mechanisms for mainstreaming adaptation to climate change, gender equity, risk management and poverty reduction processes territori...

Developed by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Dirección General de Ordenamiento y Desarrollo Territor...
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