Building partnerships to localize SDG 8

This report provides a synthesis of the key issues that emerged from this workshop and an analysis of the approach and methodologies being used by the training partners attending the workshop, describes the various actors’ roles regarding the delivery of the SDGs, and makes suggestions on how to develop a cooperative learning agenda to promote SDG 8.

It is anticipated that this document will be used by local governments, local government associations, learning institutes and international supporters/ facilitators/funders to chart a path towards realising the SDGs (in this case, SDG 8) through capacity development and knowledge sharing. This document could also be used as a reference in developing learning agendas related to other SDGs.

Measuring Capacity development of Local Governments and their Associations

United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), in its role as the global organisation representing the interests of local government and their associations, has brought together local government associations (LGAs), cities and regional authorities to foster collaboration and a common understanding of development cooperation among members and partners.

Within UCLG, the Working Group on Capacity and Institution Building (CIB) of UCLG acts as a technical platform bringing together professionals from LGAs and individual local governments active in the field of capacity development and local government development cooperation. The overarching goal of the platform is to build a pool of knowledge and exchange around the most effective methodologies of capacity building and to, ultimately gain more attention and recognition for LG development cooperation, within and outside of UCLG.

Considering the current quest for results in development, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) has become an increasingly important topic in the work of UCLG CIB Working Group. The present policy recommendations reflect the position of the UCLG CIB members and summarises the findings of a survey conducted amongst CIB members in October-December 2015 around their M&E approaches and practices. The paper aims to highlight the specificities of M&E of capacity development (CD) initiatives undertaken by and with local governments (LGs) and to identify ways in which M&E can be most successfully used in this specific context.

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Guiding Principles for City Climate Action Planning

This guidance document presents typical steps in the city-level climate action planning process in light of a proposed set of globally applicable principles. The document aims to help cities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adopt low emission development trajectories, as well as adapt to the impacts of climate change and build local climate resilience.

Guía para la gestión de la cooperación triangular en Iberoamérica

Este documento es producto de un proceso de construcción conjunta de los países iberoamericanos que, a lo largo de varios encuentros sobre Cooperación Triangular realizados en los últimos años, detectaron la necesidad de contar con la presente Guía. Para ello se trazó una Hoja de Ruta que debía ser implementada por un grupo de países (Argentina, El Salvador, España, Honduras y Uruguay, posteriormente se sumaría Colombia).

El objetivo final del texto es apoyar y facilitar el trabajo de los países integrantes del PIFCSS, brindando orientaciones operativas para la gestión de la Cooperación Triangular, que han sido recogidas de la propia experiencia de gestión acumulada por los países, con todos sus aciertos y sus debilidades. En ningún caso pretende constituirse como una herramienta única, ni un modelo a seguir de estricta forma, sino que ofrece un abanico de posibilidades de adaptación a los contextos y particularidades de cada actor.

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