Integration of the SDGs into National Planning

Follow-up and review (FUR) and the Voluntary National Review (VNR)

The E-Learning Tutorial on Follow-up and Review (FUR) and the Voluntary National Review (VNR), by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, is designed to support Member States and policy makers in developing strategies and plans to conduct effective and systematic review of the progress made towards the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Focal attention is set on the national level and the Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs), which are at the cornerstone of the Follow-up and Review mechanism.

Integration of the SDGs into National Planning

The e-learning course on the Integration of the SDGs into National Planning was developed by UN ESCAP to support policy makers and sustainable development practitioners in development of strategies and plans to implement the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and the SDGs. The complex and aspirational 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), require multidisciplinary methods for developing implementation strategies because of their “indivisible whole” nature.

Academy Module: An Overview of ICTS and Sustainable Development (New)

This module addresses the SDGs through the prism of ICTs. It provides an overview of the intersections between ICTs and the SDGs, drawing attention to the various dimensions and sectors in which ICTs can provide valuable support through national governments’ plans and projects. The module invites readers to explore the various dimensions of the linkage through case studies of ICT applications in key sectors of development in Asia-Pacific countries.

Implementing the SDGs - Applying Systems Thinking and Collaborative Approaches

The SDGs can be transformational and as such ACFID is focusing on:

  • Thinking systemically
  • Working collaboratively
  • Reporting on impact, and 
  • Going beyond business as usual.

This Free Toolkit aims to help you and your staff explore and test systems change and collaborative responses as a way of working differently to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Mainstreaming the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The e-tutorial provides an in-depth and wide-ranging guidance on how to mainstream the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into each national strategies and policies. It is based on the UNDG Reference Guide "Mainstreaming the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development". Case studies introduce innovative examples of how some countries have begun to develop and use relevant tools, and activities offer an opportunity to gain a better understanding and useful skills.