Frequently Asked Questions on A4SD People’s Scorecards

Who has prepared the People’s Scorecards?

Action for Sustainable Development works in partnership with national SDG focused civil society coalitions around the world. Since 2016, we have supported 15-20 national SDG CSO coalitions every year to share an independent CSO report alongside the national SDG reporting at the High Level Political Forum. The reports can be seen here.  The full list of national partners is on page 2.


How were the reports prepared?

Each review was conducted in country by a national coalition and is based on a shared methodology which was developed in a collaborative way with a range of international experts. You can see the methodology here.

Over 20 national coalitions responded with clear scoring, rating progress on each goal from 1 (no progress) to 5 (implementation on track) for each goal between January and July 2020. This analysis provides the first overview by major CSO coalitions of the progress on delivery of the SDGs in each country to date.


Who was consulted to reach these scores?

The national review process varied from country to country but in each case the national coalition was able to convene a broad range of stakeholders across the country and involved local consultations with hundreds of community groups. Many examples, such as India and Kenya, included extensive localised dialogues with key communities across the whole country, whereas others such as Brazil and South Africa worked through key networks that include experts and citizen-led data approaches. You can see all the national coalitions on the country pages here.


Will this continue in the future?

The ‘People’s Scorecards’ have been developed in a participatory way with many diverse national coalitions, it is intended that the approach to dialogue across civil society at the national level continues to be as inclusive as possible and will seek to include even more partners in the future. The report aims to consider where progress has been made, highlight gaps and show where more determination is required to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

If you would like to be part of future rounds of dialogues and reporting please get in touch here: [email protected]