Monday, May 25 2020
Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)



As part of London's poverty reduction strategy (named London For All) the LPRC@King's is working with the United Way and the London For All implementation team to bring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) closer to home.

****Click here to download our report on how we have been localizing the SDG indicators ****

**** Click here to download the excel workbook template for other municipalities or groups to use when localizing the SDG indicators****

In 2015 all United Nations member states adopted the SDGs as a unified strategy to address issues of social, economic, and environmental justice.The SDGs were developed to recognizing that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, equality and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and working to preserve our ocean and forests. 

These goals and metrics are developed to build a common vision and related actions across communities and governments around the world.

Our task is to examine the 17 goals, 169 targeted outcomes, and 244 measurable indicators created by the United Nations, and translate them where possible in ways that are meaningful at the local level. It is intended that this work would provide a framework for common measurement across community organizations and social service agencies to assess outcomes and join in the greater movement to address these issues.

There are three steps to this process:

  1. Initial translation of goals and indicators to the local level;
  2. Engaging London For All tables to receive input and feedback on if the indicators align with their organizations/work, and;
  3. Revise the indicators based on this feedback.