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Rapid Assessment of Long-Term Vision

Invite your key stakeholders and partners to think about their city’s long-term vision in relation to global agendas. Let them evaluate the main strategies, policies, programmes, and priorities in regard to social, economic, environmental and institutional aspects. Find out how they are connected to the SDGs and other global goals.

Goal

Invite your key stakeholders and partners to think about their city’s long-term vision in relation to global agendas. Let them evaluate the main strategies, policies, programmes, and priorities in regard to social, economic, environmental and institutional aspects. Find out how they are connected to the SDGs and other global goals.

Tasks

Step 1: Select the most relevant SDGs for your city with the group (in line with the overall vision from development plan). If necessary, use the exercise from rapid assessment of main priorities.

Step 2: Analyse concrete actions/activities that exist at the moment to help your city achieve the overall vision.

Step 3: Connect the SDGs or other relevant global goals to your city’s priorities and activities.

Step 4: Ask participants to present and discuss their findings. Wrap up questions:

  • Are all priorities included in current urban development plans?
  • Which are short term/long term? • What would you think is easier to achieve?
  • Was it easy to identify relevant SDGs?
  • Do you think the SDG framework would provide more relevant information for decision making?

Materials

Note

  • This exercise provides a first overview of relevant issues and topics. This is done in order to prioritize the main relevant SDGs for the following self-assessment step.
  • The exercise can also be used as entry point for defining relevant targets and indicators at local level that contribute to (national) SDG reporting. If this is your overall goal, add a layer of discussion and ask your participants whether there are already well-defined targets and indicators for the city vision and if reliable data is being collected and used for monitoring progress. If so, do they also contribute to tracking progress towards the SDGs? What challenges exist in that regard?

Timeframe

1 hour

Output

Matrix with results visualised

References