Accountability for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda

Projet terminé

The 2030 Agenda with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals is the internationally agreed guiding framework for sustainable development. A follow-up and review process, to which Switzerland has substantially contributed, supports accountability for the Agenda at national, regional and global levels. This proposal includes contributions to different partners which will enable a substantial role of important stakeholders in this process, for better decisions and measurement of progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Monde entier
Politique du secteur publique
Participation démocratique et société civile
Gestion des finances publiques
01.01.2020 - 28.02.2023
CHF  3’910’330

The 2030 Agenda with its 17 SDGs is the overarching agreement for sustainable development among UN Member States and its legitimate guiding framework, globally and nationally, for the next 10 years. The SDGs are complemented by 169 targets and 232 indicators. The High-level Political Forum (HLPF) is the global platform for follow-up and review of implementation at the global level and will provide necessary political guidance. The HLPF includes yearly Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs).

The Agenda is based on three principles:

-    Universality: Unlike the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), all countries are called to contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda;

-    Multi-stakeholder: There is recognition that governments alone cannot deliver on the agenda. Civil society, academia, and the private sector need to be part of it;

-    Multi-sectoral: Progress on the global challenges identified in the 2030 Agenda will require concerted efforts across sectors. 


The overall goal for the whole intervention until 2030 as set in the entry proposal is to contribute to a credible global accountability for the 2030 Agenda with an evidence-based and multi-stakeholder process for follow-up and review.

The three goals and objectives of three components of this credit proposal are:

1.    Contribute to the transformation of the capacities of countries, institutions and individuals with a view to embedding key SDG principles into their daily analysis and practices, and enabling them to design, implement and review policies, strategies, programmes, actions and initiatives that are both coherent and highly effective reflecting the complex linkages between all SDGs and that contribute to making sure the world is a better place for all using “Leave No One Behind” as the guiding principle;

2.    Strengthening Civil society engagement in the 2030 Agenda; 

3.    Progress of the poorest 20% of people globally and in every country is accelerated and actors (governments, local and national, donors, agencies, NGOs, businesses, institutions) incorporate and embed the idea of measuring progress using the benchmark of the wellbeing of the poorest 20% of people into their own vision, objectives, policies and metrics in order to deliver the Agenda 2030 pledge to Leave No One Behind.

Groupes cibles 2030 Agenda stakeholders: Governments, and Civil Society Organizations, mainly from Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States.
Effets à moyen terme

1.    Strengthened capacities of pilot countries to adjust systems for integrated and coherent policy design and implementation;

2.    Build and develop strong national and regional Civil Society Organizations coalitions for implementation and monitoring of the SDGs;

3.    Politicians, aid agencies, Civil Society Organizations and citizens have a clear understanding of what Leave No One Behind means, who and where the poorest 20% are and the policies and actions required to deliver progress for the poorest 20% of people. 


Principaux résultats attendus:  

Component 1:    Pilot countries received tailored support to apply a comprehensive approach for policy coherence in support of the SDGs;

Component 2:    A strong civil society network that is willing and able to implement and monitor the 2030 Agenda;

Component 3: Advice, tools and guidance to support implementation and monitoring of the 2030 Agenda. 

Principaux résultats antérieurs:  

The previous phase also had three components:

International Institute for Sustainable Development: For more focus, one element (knowledge hub) of the cooperation with IISD was dropped, the other element, the ecosystem, is now within the SDG Lab. So this second phase dos not include IISD.

The University of Bern/Centre for Development and environment (CDE) and the group of independent scientists, which he co-chaired, successfully completed the Global Sustainable Development Report and presented to the UN Secretary General and the UN General Assembly in September 2019. The GSDR is an important tool for policy makers. This was successfully completed.

United Nations Institute for Training and Research: Raised awareness and capacity for more integrated planning for implementing the 2030 Agenda. Cooperation with UNITAR will continue.

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Coopération au développement
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
ONG internationale ou étrangère
Organisme des Nations Unies (ONU)
  • Other international or foreign NGO North
  • United Nations Institute for Training and Research

Autres partenaires

Component 1:    United Nations Institute for Training and Research

Component 2:    Action for Sustainable Development

Component 3:    Development Initiatives

Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs

This proposal is part of Switzerland’s efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda, with particular support for LDC and SIDS. It is complementary to the Swiss bilateral engagement in SDC priority countries which can benefit from the proposal.

There are synergies with the following projects:

UN Reform (7F04105)

SDG Lab (7F09662)

PARIS21 (7F01406)

Legal identity for all (7F09951)

UN World Data Forum (UNWDF) of October 2020 in Bern.

SDC’s work on leaving no one behind and social inclusion.

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF    3’910’330 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF    3’242’715
Phases du projet Phase 3 01.03.2023 - 28.02.2026   (Phase en cours)

Phase 2 01.01.2020 - 28.02.2023   (Completed)

Phase 1 01.04.2017 - 30.04.2020   (Completed)