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About the SDG Accountability Handbook and the TAP Network

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About the Handbook

The SDG Accountability Handbook seeks to support national-level civil society hold their government accountable for commitments made in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the 2030 Agenda), including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

About the TAP Network

The Transparency, Accountability & Participation (TAP) Network is a broad network of civil society organizations (CSOs) that works to ensure that open, inclusive, accountable, effective governance and peaceful societies are at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Featured Approaches to SDG Accountability

The SDG Accountability Handbook provides guidance on critical SDG monitoring and follow-up processes, including VNRs, data collection and aggregation, and civil society spotlight reporting. Explore these approaches, and others, now!

Contributing to Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs)

Voluntary national reviews (VNRs) are an essential part of the formal follow-up and review architecture of the 2030 Agenda.

Publishing Civil Society Spotlight Reports

Civil society reporting represents an unofficial mechanism for monitoring and holding governments accountable on SDG implementation.

Using and Improving Data

The 2030 Agenda recognizes that quality, accessible, timely and reliable disaggregated data are essential to measure progress on the SDGs and to ensure that no one is left behind.

About the SDGs and 2030 Agenda

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. 

At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership.

SDG ‚ÄčAccountability Workshops and Events

The SDG Accountability Handbook is a primary capacity development resource for civil society around the globe. Find out more about SDG accountability workshops and events in your region.