SDG in Action presents interim results on SDG 11 indicators in Brazil
Written by Cid Blanco Jr.
A first evaluation of the results from the project SDG in Action was presented and discussed on October 8th during a small workshop in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. With presentations from the Millennium Observatory of the Municipality of Belo Horizonte and the Mobility Observatory of the Nossa BH Movement, the workshop discussed the difficulties and lessons learned from the data collection process that is going on to test the SDG 11 indicators framework elaborated by METRODS.
SDG in Action is one of the projects funded by TReNDS through its Local Data Action Solutions Initiative (LDA-SI) grant program. The aim of SDG in Action is to create a list of 50 indicators related to achievement of SDG 11, which will then be applied to planning processes in Belo Horizonte.
First numbers from the project pointed to a lack of knowledge about the 2030 Agenda (which represents the Sustainable Development Goals); this was seen as a barrier to answering the questions about SDG 11. A last round of visits to the 34 cities of the Metropolitan Area of Belo Horizonte is taking place now, with aim of improving this knowledge. A final workshop is planned for November 27, 2018.
Cid Blanco Jr., MSc. is an architect and urban planner. He is a senior consultant on housing and urban development issues and coordinates METRODS.