Monitoring & Accountability

We invest in the capacity and confidence of civil society to monitor progress on sustainable development, with a particular focus on citizen-generated data. This group has been supporting national goal monitoring efforts, as well as build citizen-generated data initiatives. Additionally, we are reviewing seeking to work with national focal points to share best practices on monitoring and to facilitate national activities. Core current projects:

Civil Society National SDG Progress Reports

Action for Sustainable Development works with civil society groups across countries to monitor the state of goal progress and public engagement in the national implementation of the SDGs. Our previous reporting remit has covered the countries under voluntary review at the UN High Level Political Forum, which is the governance body for the global goals. See results from 22 countries that were under review in 2016 & the 44 countries under review in 2017 below:

Civil Society Shadow Reports for the Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) on SDGs Implementation

These shadow reports aim to identify which mechanisms are in place for government engagement with civil society, local governments, and other stakeholders in realising the Sustainable Development Goals at a national and international level. 

Individual Civil Society Country Reports and Reflections for the 2017 High Level Political Forum

Argentina | Bangladesh | Brazil | Chile |  Czech Republic | India* |  Japan | Kenya | Luxembourg | Malaysia | Nepal* | The Netherlands |Nigeria | Thailand | Togo (English,  French) | Zimbabwe*

*Combined country reports. 2 or more national civil society networks or organisations conducted their own independent reviews.

Individual Civil Society Country Reports and Reflections for the 2016 High Level Political Forum

BrazilColombiaEgypt | France + More info | Finland | Germany More info & | LiberiaMorocco | NorwayPhilippinesSamoa | South Korea | South Africa | SwedenSwitzerland*| Tanzania | Timor-LesteTogo | TunisiaUganda | Venezuela More info |

Follow-up questions on civil society´s engagement in the VNRs for the High Level Political Forum

Colombia (English) Colombia (Spanish)| FinlandGermany