FLAGSHIP REPORT 2023
Amid a complex regional context, the Flagship Report, whose information is supported by the SDG VNR Quality Tracker tool, offers its contribution through key themes that will provide data and evidence to any actor interested in sustainable development who wants to move from knowledge to action and accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
At the midpoint of the 2030 Agenda, the data indicate the urgency of giving this roadmap new momentum: almost half of the 140 targets for which information is currently available are moderately or severely off track.
- An analysis of the quality of the Voluntary National Reviews (VNR) submitted by Latin American and Caribbean countries at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum.
- An analysis of the governance established by each country in the region to lead the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
- A mapping of the state of the data ecosystem in Latin America.
- Both governments and non-governmental actors continue to see the 2030 Agenda as a valid path full of opportunities to work together.
- The quality of reporting processes, especially the Voluntary National Reviews (VNR) is still insufficient to accelerate the implementation of the SDGs.
- Institutional mechanisms in Latin America and the Caribbean are not yet at the expected level.
- Data ecosystems must be strengthened, especially open data at the national level to design evidence-based public policies.
What should be done?
- It is necessary to increase the quality of the VNRs and the institutional framework for monitoring and implementing the 2030 Agenda at the national, regional, and global levels.
- To accelerate the implementation of the SDGs, a clearer and more efficient participation of non-governmental actors in the construction of reports is necessary.
- All spaces, forums, or events should be directed towards action to achieve concrete and achievable proposals in the short term.
In its flagship Report Cepei conducted a detailed analysis of 19 Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) from Latin American and Caribbean countries, the quality of their governance, and the data ecosystem that underpins the process.
The executive summary includes the findings and key recommendations for improving VNRs and accelerating the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.