April 04, 2019
The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) on Thursday announced the launch of a website on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to better track the Philippines’ progress and to share information on initiatives in the attainment of these goals.
The site contains information on accomplishments relating to the promotion and attainment of each of the 17 goals as set out in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.
“We believe this website will strengthen the government’s existing efforts in monitoring the country-level progress on the SDGs and allow more participation from stakeholders,” NEDA Officer-in-Charge Adoracion M. Navarro said.
The Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022, the country’s socioeconomic development blueprint under the Duterte Administration, serves as the implementation mechanism for the SDGs in the Philippines. The 17 goals are integrated into the different chapters of the PDP.
Navarro noted that the attainment of these goals, set for 2030, would pave the way for the achievement of AmBisyon Natin 2040, the country’s long-term vision.
Meanwhile, NEDA and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) continue to work towards the localization of the SDGs. Both intend to include an assessment checklist containing SDGs-related criteria in discussing the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) with local government units.
Currently, DILG is in the process of identifying provincial and municipal-level indicators that will operationalize and contribute to the attainment of the goals and outcome areas in the PDP and SDGs.
The NEDA-SDGs website will be launched officially on April 30, 2019, and can be accessed at http://sdg.neda.gov.ph/.