The latest UCLG Learning tool “Mandala” has just been launched, and will be of great use for training sessions on SDG localization. The learning tool, which is based on members’ experience and has already been transferred to others, is the third of its kind (the first is on monitoring SDGs in communities and the second is on basic mapping for Intermediary-cities). Mandala is particularly interesting for our local government association members.
Mandala is centred on the experience of the Brazilian Association of Municipalities (CNM), who, together with United Nations Development Program (UNDP), developed the tool based on the radar performance measurement of the International Foundation for the Development of Reliable Governments (FIDEGOC) from Mexico.
The Mandala methodology is useful for monitoring SDGs implementation at the local level, and is compared with the respective effort of the German Association in the publication.
UCLG Learning already had the opportunity to present the tool to interested stakeholders as part of the localizing strategy at the International Sustainability Conference of the Service Agency – Comunities in One World (SKEW) from the 17th to the 18th of May in Konstanz (Germany). We believe that our new publication will help our network to make the efforts and achievements of local and regional governments in the localization process more visible!