SDG Local Tools and Examples

Our learning agenda is dedicated to the local realities of our members. We follow the principle of evidence based and grounded activities which consider the context of each city and territory. In our tools we aim to connect selected local practices with global agendas. Through successful stories of local policies, we present methodologies that can be also applied by other members. Practices can be exchanged between municipalities and global agendas can be linked to local realities.

UCLG App “The Sustainable Development Goals: What Local Governments Need to Know"

The app helps you discover how each one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals is directly related to the daily work of local and regional governments. With the interactive format you can be actively involved and see the important work being done by local and regional governments to achieve the SDGs. For each goal, you will understand why local governments should not simply be viewed as the implementing bodies of the Agenda. Local and regional governments are indeed important policy-makers and catalysts for change and are best positioned to link the global goals to local communities.


The SDGs in the Municipal Map

This publication is based on the experience of the city of Chefchauen (Marocco) and provides an example of how to raise awareness for SDG localization within a municipality. It's a complementary tool for the Learning Module 1 and demonstrates through a concrete example how the SDGs can be localized in a city.


Base Plan

The Base Plan is a methodology that has been developed in the last 20 years to establish an easy accessible spatial planning tool. The approach can complement existing planning tools or be used as planning instrument in intermediary cities which don’t have an institutionalized methodology yet. The publication uses the example of the city of Xai-Xai (Mozambique) to demonstrate the strengths of an inclusive and low-threshold access spatial planning instrument. You can also access the online Base Plan Platform for Intermediary Cities, an open space for the diffusion of the "Base Plan" methodology (developed by the UNESCO Chair CIMES on "Intermediate Cities" of the University of Lleida and UIA-CIMES+ A (International Work Program). Trough that Platform you can download existing Base Plans, upload new ones, consult and update data about intermediate cities.

Access here our tool about the Base Plan.


The Mandala Tool

Our Mandala publication presents an innovative tool for the monitoring of SDG localization at the local level. It has been developed by the National Confederation of Brazilian Municipalities (CNM) and is an online tool that visualizes primary data of each municipality and aligns them with the SDGs. The publication highlights the advantages of the tool and provides a simple guideline for other municipalities and local government associations to start the monitoring process.