The high engagement of civil servants, local business and civil society propelled the creation of an SDG Commission by public decree with the task of holding the continuity of the SDGs implementation to 2030. This commission meets every month and are currently writing their first Voluntary Local Review submitted to a series of public consultations including a week-long event in the main bus station at the heart of the city. Santana de Parnaiba will be tabling their first VLA during the HLPF 2019.
The goals are designed to interact, so designing to progress them all together should take some strategic planning. While vertically integrating its current policies and operations, Parnaiba has chosen a constellation of SDGs which generates multiple wins and positive side-effects to enhance the whole set of goals.
The first step in this process was the identification of the ‘catalyser SDGs’ – those goals that, once implemented, will enable the more effective and efficient implementation of many, if not all, of the other SDGs. Three core goals were identified – peace, justice and strong institutions (SDG 16), quality education (SDG 4) and good health and well being (SDG 3).