Monitoring implementation at the field level & Facilitating measuring and monitoring instruments for local governments: "Open Government 2030" Programme
The "Open Government 2030" programme is a programme which proposes an instrument and a training, carried out on behalf of the experts of the Forum on Open Government of UCLG. The cities hosting it, keep at the end of the workshop:
- An autocad instrument for monitoring the progress of the municipality's actions
- A mapping of these actions on the territory
- An urban expertise on the balance of sustainability for the future of the city and/or its territory (depending on the cases)
- A classification of the actions and priorities of the city's actions, in relation to the SDGs
It consists of a first stage of "Monitoring and awareness-raising", identifying the SDGs we are working on, then a second stage: "rethinking the city", through which citizens generate a common vision through a dialogue workshop: what SDGs do they dream of for their city, and how can they get involved to achieve them, what projects, what agendas can help to make these projects a reality, etc.
These workshops are based on a participatory approach and a methodology developed by experts from the UCLG Forum on Open Government. They include the participation of key city stakeholders, civil society, municipal teams, small surrounding municipalities, elected officials, academics and teachers.
The narrative for Global Agendas, on which we are working following the monitoring and awareness workshops at the local level, is: the SDGs bring added value to local actions: the local actions of municipalities read through the SDGs are perceived as bringing added value to the territory and the city, in addition to their connection to the global dynamic of sustainability.