i

Photo: Peter Hershey, Unsplash

Progressing national SDGs implementation

An independent assessment of the voluntary national review reports submitted to the United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2017

Together2030

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) are one of the key mechanisms to track the implementation progress of the commitments enshrined in the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Presented annually at the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF), they aim to promote accountability to citizens, support effective international cooperation and foster exchange of best practices and mutual learning.

This study analyses the VNRs and a sample of civil society reports produced in 2017 for the HLPF. It identifies best practices and provides recommendations for improving implementation and the VNR process and reports, as well as strengthening accountability around the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

The report was guided by a steering committee made up of civil society organisations, including Bond.

Download the full report below, and click here for the executive summary [PDF] and here for the annexes [PDF].

Resource type: report

Related Resources

The Bond network highlights crucial gaps where attention and investment are most needed to achieve the SDGs internationally.
17 June 2019
Cattle being driven to water by people
How do we tackle the triple challenges of tackling climate change, eliminating poverty and protecting the natural environment?
16 May 2019
City of London skyline
With more UK aid being delivered through the private sector, we brought together sector experts to interrogate what these trends mean for the poorest countries.
25 March 2019