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SDG Monitoring and Reporting in Belize and Costa Rica

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Between 22 January and 1 February 2018, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) will undertake two field missions to Belize and Costa Rica to implement project activities on the monitoring and reporting of sustainable development objectives, goals, and targets, as well as the implementation of national sustainable development strategies in selected countries of Africa and Latin America.

In partnership with the Government of Belize, UN DESA is organising a workshop with national stakeholders on the monitoring and reporting of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) utilizing tools that adapt the principles and practices of Results-based Management (RBM) to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. However, unlike a traditional RBM approach, this method takes into account that inputs and activities need to be considered as an interlinked chain of goal-based results.  This conception is key to viewing the 2030 Agenda as an interconnected system and managing SDG implementation in an integrated manner.

Employing methodological tools to facilitate systemic policy reviews towards the integrated implementation of the SDGs, UN DESA is also organising a national workshop in Costa Rica. Implemented in three segments and punctuated by capacity development interventions, this methodological approach includes five components: stakeholder engagement, system dynamics analysis, scenario mapping, strategy modelling and selection, and implementation support.