SDG Localization in ASEAN: Experiences in Shaping Policy and Implementation Pathways

May 3, 2019

The 2030 Agenda is clear that tackling complex development challenges will require collaboration and sustained effort from all levels of governments and various stakeholders. Specifically, subnational and local governments have a larger role to play in localizing the global goals and in developing and implementing integrated approaches to achieve the goals. ASEAN and its member states, the Government of the People’s Republic of China and UNDP have been working together to realize the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda and for all ASEAN countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

This report highlights from the discussions at the ASEAN-China-UNDP Symposium in Siem Reap, Cambodia, 20–21 August 2018, and suggests a course of action that governments and other stakeholders can take to foster sustainable development. Through a series of case studies, the report provides a glimpse into the direction that countries and other stakeholders (specifically in ASEAN) are taking to achieve the SDGs, as well as showcases the different approaches that countries are taking to strengthen the core enablers for localizing the SDGs.  


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