Posts in Capacity + Resources
Aligning Bristol’s One City Plan with the SDGs

The City of Bristol in the United Kingdom has pledged its support to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and has worked to identify alignment between the Goals and the recently launched One City Plan. A mapping exercise was undertaken to identify a framework for monitoring progress against the targets embedded in both the One City Plan and the SDGs. This project was part of the LDA-SI 2018-2019 microgrant program.

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Valuing the SDGs for Localization in Patiala, India

The Community Systems Foundation’s OpenCities Institute worked with the City of Patiala in Punjab, India to develop a proof-of-concept city-level SDG data system, demonstrating the simplicity, feasibility, and value of subnational SDG monitoring through data visualization design and technology. This project was part of the LDA-SI 2018-2019 microgrant program.

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Metropolitan Localized Data in Greater Belo Horizonte, Brazil: A Participatory Strategy to Better Governance

The SDG in Action Project – a partnership between Metropolitan SDG Observatory (METRODS), University Newton Paiva, and Nossa BH Movement – developed and tested an indicator framework to monitor the achievement of SDG 11 targets in Brazil’s Metropolitan Area of Belo Horizonte. This project was part of the LDA-SI 2018-2019 microgrant program.

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Revising National SDG Targets for the City of Los Angeles

The Mayor’s Office of the City of Los Angeles, in partnership with local universities and with the support of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, developed a methodology to map city activities and data relevant to the SDG framework that can be used to align priorities and perspectives with global aspirations. This project was part of the LDA-SI 2018-2019 microgrant program.

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Local Action to Global Replication: How Sub-national Data Efforts Support SDG Achievement

In 2018, the Local Data Action Solutions Initiative (LDA-SI) launched a microgrant program aimed at developing sub-national solutions for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) monitoring. In this synthesis report, learn about the shared experiences and contextual differences of SDG localization in Aruba, Brazil, Colombia, England, India, and the United States.

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Getting the Most Out of SDG Data Investments: A Living Manual for Increasing Value by Focusing on Decision Needs and Portfolio Function

This guide provides an initial platform to meet the demand for useful and user-friendly criteria prioritizing investments of financial and human resources in data systems. It focuses on two crucial aspects of the designing for action question: how best to tailor data systems to decision-maker needs, and how best to combine data technologies to create the most value.

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Building a Local SDG Data Monitoring System for Baltimore: Insights from the US National Reporting Platform and New York City

The National Reporting Platform for the SDGs, which is an open-source website with code available on GitHub for developers to potentially use for local reporting, is a welcomed advance for local jurisdictions to interactively track progress on the Global Goals. Read this brief for recommendations on subnational reporting and engagement with open data portals.

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Metropolitan Planning and Governance in Brazil: How the use of SDG data can help to deliver better results in public administration

In Brazil, urban areas are characterized not by individual cities but as metropolitan regions, often grouping together millions of citizens across the borders of multiple municipal governments. Recent metropolitan-led policies such as participatory planning have led to a rise of a metropolitan identity among citizens. Learn about the role of data in metropolitan policymaking in Brazil.

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