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Supporting the review and implementation processes of sustainable development goals

As of: October 2021

With the 2030 Agenda, the international community has set itself an ambitious plan for sustainable development that asks for integrated implementation. Structures and capacities for interdepartmental, coherent national policymaking and reporting processes have so far failed to meet the requirements. The project therefore strengthens the exchange and peer-learning on reporting mechanisms at national level within the transnational "Partners for Review" network and internationally in the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF). In selected developing countries and emerging economies, the project supports demand-oriented the effective leveraging of synergies between SDGs and strategy processes on climate (especially NDCs), biodiversity, environment and disaster risk management contributing to coherent policymaking and accelerating the ambitious implementation of the agenda as such. For further dissemination experiences and recommendations are incorporated into policy briefs and good practices.

State of implementation/results

  • The 6th network meeting of the “Partners for Review” (P4R) network took place in May 2019 in Oaxaca, Mexico. It presented i.a. focus on sub-national reporting. At the network meeting, the "Whole of government" discussion paper was published (… .pdf).
  • In addition, the P4R Secretariat took part in various global and regional events as part of the 2030 Agenda with side events and speeches: High-level Political Forum (HLPF) 2019, Asia-Pacific Forum (UNESCAP), Regional Forum Europe (UNECE), Regional Forum Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC) and the UN Expert Group Meeting.
  • The 7th network meeting of the "Partners for Review" network took place in November 2019 in Hanoi, Vietnam
  • In April 2019, an expert exchange on the development and expansion of statistical systems and SDG-relevant implementation took place between environmental and SDG statisticians from Latin America and German or European actors in cooperation with the UN Regional Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  • On June 19, 2019, the BMU and BMZ hosted the first national preparatory conference for the HLPF in Berlin. Federal Environment Minister Schulze and Federal Development Minister Müller discussed with high-ranking representatives from politics, civil society, science and business how the urgently required, more ambitious implementation action can be achieved. The project supported the implementation of the event.
  • The need to increase global ambition is also underlined by the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) published in September 2019. - The information film on the “Coherence of global policy agendas” was presented on the Global Platform Disaster Risk Reduction (…).
  • The 8th network meeting of the "Partners for Review" (P4R) network took place in May 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic in virtual form. The program also included virtual case labs.
  • In July 2020, P4R published the magazine "SDG review as an engine for action - Promising practices from around the world" with 10 case studies to follow up and review the Agenda 2030. The magazine is available on the website (www.partner
  • The SDG Helpdesk, in collaboration with four other IKI projects recently, created three policy briefs to better understand green recovery. The papers are available on the website…, as is the monthly Build Forward Better Brief, which so far has been published with varying depths on aspects such as monitoring, cities, tourism, NDC & LTS. The papers support the argument with regard to integrated, coherent policy-making, aim at a stronger interlinking of SDG and NDC implementation and underline the advantages of a climate-friendly, resilient and sustainable recovery of the economy.
  • The regional workshop originally planned for March 2020 to disseminate the core messages of the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) 2019, which will be implemented together with the IKI global project "Strategic Environmental Dialogues" in cooperation with UNDESA, was due to the COVID-19 pandemic for the second half of 2020 (November) postponed and will now take place virtually. The report shows the current status of implementation of the SDGs and provides guidance on sustainable development and transformative development paths. At the interface between science, politics, the private sector and civil society, the workshop helps to drive the implementation of the 2030 agenda in the region forward by supporting the participants in transferring the options for action to their own work context.
  • The results of the evaluation of existing instruments to illustrate the interactions between individual SDGs, the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Agreement (“tool analysis”) is made available on the IKI website.

Project data


Implementing partner(s):
  • Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future
  • United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA)
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) - Thailand
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)

BMU grant:
7.000.000,00 €

10/2017  till  05/2022


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