Survey on the role of local and regional governments’ and their associations in the localisation of the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda
Please fill and send back this survey OR complete it online before April 30, 2020.
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INTRODUCTION
Realising the decade of Action and delivery of the SDGs

Several major documents have been adopted over the past few years in the framework of the United Nations to lead global development policy (SDGs, Climate Change Agenda, New Urban Agenda, etc). This survey specifically refers to the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the local level.

The survey aims to assist the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments in the realization of the report on local and regional governments’ role in the localization of the SDGs. This information will be shared at the forthcoming High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) – i.e. the United Nations central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – in July 2020, in New York.

Many SDGs cover activities that are part of the daily work of local and regional governments (education, health, water and sanitation, waste management, public transport, housing, sustainable environment, among many others). While they may even be unaware of it, many local and regional governments have in fact been taking action to implement the SDGs for years. The aim of the survey is to support local and regional governments and their associations and networks to share knowledge, develop their own reporting methods and contribute to national debates.

The survey is especially important for the local and regional governments of those 51 countries that have already committed to submit their national reviews to the HLPF in 2020:

- Africa (17): Benin, Burundi, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Seychelles, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
- Asia-Pacific (9): Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Micronesia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands.
- Eurasia (5): Armenia, Kyrgyz Republic, Russia Federation, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
- Europe (8): Austria, Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Moldova (Republic of), North Macedonia, Slovenia
- Latin America and Caribbean (9): Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Panama, Peru
- MEWA (1): Syrian Arab Republic
- North America (2): Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago

This list, alongside that of the 142 countries that have already reported from 2016 to 2019, is available on the HLPF webpage: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/hlpf.

The survey includes 24 closed questions and 3 open-question boxes, and one table, divided in four sections:

1. Awareness of the Global Agendas (2 questions)
2. National context for SDG implementation and monitoring (8 questions and 2 boxes)
3. Actions of local and regional governments and their associations to accelerate SDG implementation and monitoring processes (12 questions and 1 box)
4. National Urban policies and the New Urban Agenda (2 questions)
5. A table, at the end, to compile local initiatives for localizing the SDGs

Instructions are provided for each question whenever necessary. There are mainly multiple choices questions: you can always pick more than one option. Should you need any support when answering the Survey, please contact: gold @uclg.org.

Responses from previous surveys are collected and analysed in the series of local and regional governments’ reports, Towards the localization of the SDGs. . For Europe, results from previous surveys have also been analysed in 2 editions of CEMR-PLATFORMA studies (How local and regional government associations bring the SDGs to life)  
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