Earlier this month, the International Organizations Clinic, led by Grainne de Burca and Angelina Fisher, released a report, commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme, regarding the review of the SDGs under the high-level political forum.
The Outcome Document of the United Nations Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, which argues that principles that “follow up and review” processes must be built “on existing platforms and processes, where these exist, avoid duplication and respond to national circumstances, capacities, needs and priorities. Building on this, the report proposes two features—Review Facilitation Teams and an Informational Database—and a set of procedural recommendations for how these features may operate to ensure credible, evidence-based follow-up and review of the Sustainable Development Goals. The report states that together, these proposals would allow for informed, evidence-based participation by Member States and other relevant stakeholders, and that the process would facilitate the sharing of experiences and identification of best practices, successes, and challenges by Member States, contributing to mutual learning and the successful implementation of global development targets.
Read the full report here.