Step 3: Review & Follow-Up

Step 3: Review & Follow-Up

National and Global Reviews

 “The United Nations Secretary General’s report on Follow up and Review” states that reviews should take place at national, regional and global levels, and that these processes should build on  each  other.  They provide key information and feedback as well as learning mechanisms at every stage, and provide scope for inclusiveness and broad participation. Meaningful reviews should also analyze challenges and policy effectiveness by asking questions  such as:

  • ·         What are the drivers or underlying causes of the policy problem?
  • ·         What policy options are the most effective in addressing the problem?
  • ·         What are the barriers to effective implementation?
  • ·         Are our policies and programmes on a sufficient scale to make a difference?

The reviews (local, national or global) should be participatory, held regularly, and prepare national SDG progress reports. They should provide platform for political leadership, share experiences & should connect  with other international actions like Addis Ababa Action Agenda, International Conference on Population and Development, the Beijing Platform for Action, the Paris Climate Conference Agreement and the Sendai Framework 2015-2030.

National and Global Reviews

 “The United Nations Secretary General’s report on Follow up and Review” states that reviews should take place at national, regional and global levels, and that these processes should build on  each  other.  They provide key information and feedback as well as learning mechanisms at every stage, and provide scope for inclusiveness and broad participation. Meaningful reviews should also analyze challenges and policy effectiveness by asking questions  such as:

  • ·         What are the drivers or underlying causes of the policy problem?
  • ·         What policy options are the most effective in addressing the problem?
  • ·         What are the barriers to effective implementation?
  • ·         Are our policies and programmes on a sufficient scale to make a difference?

The reviews (local, national or global) should be participatory, held regularly, and prepare national SDG progress reports. They should provide platform for political leadership, share experiences & should connect  with other international actions like Addis Ababa Action Agenda, International Conference on Population and Development, the Beijing Platform for Action, the Paris Climate Conference Agreement and the Sendai Framework 2015-2030.

SDGs Review Report

Review reports on the SDGs are essential for measuring progress of the country. However, review resorts should not just describe trends in indicators; they should also analyse underlying causes behind the trends, and offer policy suggestions to overcome obstacles and deal with emerging challenges. Although the 2030 Agenda is country led, national reviews also provide room to lay a foundation for comparison with other areas and countries.

Developing Scorecard

The United Nations suggests to use scorecard as an easy and scientific way for measuring the progress on the SDGs of the local areas or countries. Scorecards provide a user-friendly snapshot of progress. They also indicate what could happen if current trends continue in a business as usual scenario, and can act as quick calls to mobilize action to redirect efforts in areas that may be lagging behind. 

Preparing a Report

Once the review process is over it is essential to prepare the report. The report should be prepared with multi-stakeholder review group.  Once the draft of the national review report is ready then the multi-stakeholder consultations should be organised and the feedback should be obtained through various workshops, meetings and gatherings on the draft report and validate its findings, as well as to design the best dissemination strategy. Once it is finalized the report should be published as early as possible. 

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