SDG Thematic Reviews for Integrated Implementation: What We Learned from a Review Pilot

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  • It is becoming increasingly clear that the interconnected nature of the SDGs requires an appropriate cross-cutting review and follow-up at all levels.

  • Here, we want to share the outcomes of a pilot that looked at the SDGs reviewed at the HLPF 2017 with a soil and land lens.

  • We provide a plan to conduct a follow-up exercise, from the perspective of nutrition.

‘Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world’ was the theme of the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in 2017, where 44 countries presented their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Also this year and for the first time, a thematic review was conducted for SDGs 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, and 14 (see background document).

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