Effective National to Local Public Governance for SDG Implementation

 Related SDGs: SDG 11, 16, 17 
Keywords: Institutions, National to Local, SDG 16

Language: English 

Learning Outcomes

national to local governanceThe learning outcomes for this training toolkit are designed around the often-expressed challenges of strengthening national to local government coordination and institutional effectiveness for the SDGs. Therefore, this toolkit aims to break these barriers for more effective achievement of the SDGs and highlights the role of local government. 

Upon completion of the training, learners will have:

  • Applied the principle of effective governance to build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels, with a view to achieving the shared vision for the people and the planet embodied in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • Enhanced understanding of whole-of-government approaches for strengthening vertical coordination and aligning national to local planning to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Gained an understanding of how to promote a whole-of-society approach for national to local planning to ensure effective stakeholder engagement in public governance and leave no one behind.
  • Identified and applied various innovative financing mechanisms to advance local SDG implementation.
  • Developed a governance strategy and roadmap on monitoring, evaluating and accelerating SDG implementation at the local level.


Content and Structure 


The Toolkit is comprised of the following modules and sessions that can be used to conduct regional or national training:

Module 1: Welcome & Course Introduction

Strengthening Institutional Effectiveness for SDGs 
Module 2.1: Effective Institutions 
Module 2.2: Institutional Arrangements 
Module 2.3: Whole-of-Government Approach 
Module 2.4: Whole-of-Society Approach 
Module 2.5: Need for Localization of SDGs 

Localizing the SDGs 
Module 3.1: Regional and Global Trends of Localization 
Module 3.2: Vertical Integration for Policy Coherence 
Module 3.3: Consultation Process for Policy Formulation 
Module 3.4: Localization from national to Sub-national 
Module 3.5: National to Local Planning 
Module 3.6: National to Local Governance for Effective Health Emergency Management 
Module 3.7: Resource Allocation and Capacity Building 

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting  
Module 4.1: Monitoring and Evaluation  
Module 4.2: Reporting SDGs 

Action Plan for Accelerating Change 
Module 5: Action Plan for Accelerating Change

Agenda at a Glance of the 5-day Training Workshop 

Facilitator's Guide Manual

Targeted Audience

  • Government officials, from both national and local government agencies
  • Schools of public administration and institutes of public management
  • UN Country Teams and UN Agencies
  • Other relevant stakeholder, including civil society organizations, private sector, and academia

Additional Information 
Terms and Conditions of use for the Curriculum on Governance for the SDGs 
Feedback Survey 
The training toolkit is free of charge. If you have any questions about the toolkit, please send us an email at unpan@un.org.

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