Multilevel governance

Accelerating the Localization of the Sustainable Development Goals

Knowledge, tools, and events on multilevel governance

Do you want to learn more about the principles of multilevel governance?

Are you interested to learn about experiences of countries and partners from the globe?

Do you want to know which steps you can take to strengthen multilevel cooperation and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in your country and territory?

Then this platform is where you should be! 

Explore resources, learn about upcoming events and learning opportunities and get in touch with your peers and international partners.

Multilevel governance

Multilevel governance concerns the vertical and horizontal integration of governance systems, necessary to enable efficient policy making, service delivery, and cohesive leadership by and among all spheres of governance.

In a world facing increasingly complex crises, our governance models need to be strengthened on the basis of inclusive multilevel cooperation - vital to achieve the New Urban Agenda as well as the Sustainable Development Goals.

Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals are the global blueprint for peace, prosperity, people and the planet. SDG localization, the process of transforming the SDGs into reality at the local level and for local communities, is essential for a sustainable future.

Successful implementation of the SDGs locally requires comprehensive territorial approaches through which all spheres of government and all sectors of our societies coordinate their actions. Multilevel governance and inter-institutional cooperation are hence the key to ensuring the SDGs are achieved by 2030 and one of the key principles in which the New Urban Agenda is also rooted.

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