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.