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Localising SDGs in the Eastern Partnership Countries

Av Joel Ahlgren, Krista Kampus, Martina Reppen and Oleksandra Khalaim

This report explores challenges and opportunities experienced by stakeholders working to implement the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals on sub-national levels of government in Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine. It seeks to answer the question: How can global goals be translated into local action?

This report is comprised of three parts. The first part provides an overview on how Belarus, Georgia and Ukraine are working to implement the UN 2030 Agenda, with a particular focus on the state of regional and local implementation of the SDGs (localising SDGs). The second part presents key findings from the The Sustainability Leadership Programme – Localising Sustainable Development Goals in the Eastern Partnership, on which this report is built, and includes interviews with representatives from Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia and Sweden. It highlights challenges and needs as experienced by the participants of the Leadership Programme and outlines opportunities and proposed actions for how to overcome challenges. The third part includes proposals and recommendations for national governments and international donors on providing targeted support for speeding up the SDGs localisation processes.

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