Sustainable Development Goals at the Subnational Level: Roles and good practices for subnational governments

By Ingeborg Niestroy on June 23, 2014

As underlined widely in research on governance for sustainable development, the subnational level plays a key role in implementing sustainable development policies, including the goals and (possibly) targets they comprise.

This implementation applies to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and goal sets in national and subnational sustainable development strategies or other cross-cutting strategies, and potentially to the sustainable development goals (SDGs) that are currently being developed. This briefing note explores the role of the subnational level in SDGs, shows good practice and provides practical ideas based on real examples.

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