There are three options to review your city’s current plans and activities: a rapid assessment, a detailed version referring to the SDGs, and thirdly, an analysis for several global agendas.
No matter which option you are going to apply, use the following guiding questions for the analysis:
- Does the plan/action/project contribute positively to the achievement of the SDGs? If so, to which SDGs?
- Does it contribute negatively? If yes, to which SDGs?
- Does the measure contribute positively or negatively to the mitigation of climate change?
- Does the measure contribute positively or negatively to the adaptation to climate change?
- Does the measure contribute positively or negatively to disaster risk reduction?
- Does the measure contribute to the commitments of the New Urban Agenda?
- Can the measure be adapted/improved in light of the 2030 Agenda principles (“leave no one behind”, shared responsibilities, accountability, integrated approach, universality)?
- Can synergies be maximised and trade-offs be avoided? If so, how?
If your city would like to undergo a more detailed review and analysis of current policies and local development plans in light of global agendas in order to identify areas for improvement and alignment, apply the following steps:
Step 1: Together with your city officials, decide on which strategic and sectoral plans, by-laws, processes, and/or initiatives are relevant in this context and are to be reviewed.
Step 2: Collect information about the departments and/or persons responsible in each case as well as the available documents and other references.
Step 3: Review the documents by looking specifically at their respective goals and measures, and list how they relate to the global agendas.
Step 4: Develop ideas for improving the analysed plans, goals and measures of your city to enhance the linkages to and alignment with the global goals.