Monitoring the SDGs in the Arab region

In the framework of its critical engagement in the 2030 Agenda, ANND launched an effort to document national programs for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and socio-economic reform initiatives in the Arab region. This effort takes the form of national assessment reports and seeks to check if such implementation is made within a comprehensive rights-based development strategy, adopted with an inclusive, participatory and transparent approach.

The assessment reports link between monitoring and evaluation by Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) of the implementation of Agenda 2030 and other similar human rights monitoring mechanisms. They shed light on the necessity to adopt an inclusive social dialogue for policy making at the national level. With the limited resources available, the reports shall be made on a few countries (namely Jordan, Egypt and Morocco) and shall focus on 3 SDGs only:

  • Goal 1 End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 8 Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 10 Reduce inequality within and among countries.

In addition, ANND is launching an effort to monitor SDG indicators in Arab countries, in particular those related to the 3 SDGs above.

Read here the Policy Briefs: Monitoring SDGs Goal 1.

By Samir Aita.

Source: Arab NGO Network for development (ANND).