The 2020 SDG Index for Flemish Cities: Construction and Analysis

Standaert, Samuel, Miller, Justine and Vanoeteren, Valentijn (2021). The 2020 SDG Index for Flemish Cities: Construction and Analysis. UNU-CRIS Working Paper. UNU Insitute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies.

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  • Subtitle Working Paper
    Sub-type Working paper
    Author Standaert, Samuel
    Miller, Justine
    Vanoeteren, Valentijn
    Title The 2020 SDG Index for Flemish Cities: Construction and Analysis
    Series Title UNU-CRIS Working Paper
    Volume/Issue No. 2021/11
    Publication Date 2021
    Place of Publication Bruges
    Publisher UNU Insitute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies
    Pages 50
    Language eng
    Abstract This report explains the construction of a set of indexes that summarise the performance on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for all 300 Flemish municipalities. The 2020 edition of the Flemish SDG index and monitor offers a number of improvements over the previous version, including an expanded set of indicators, the use of the newly released household survey data as well as the ability to track the scores over time. This data is used to construct indexes comparing the performance of the municipalities relative to the top and bottom performances in Flanders. Having constructed the indexes, we then try to distinguish and explain the patterns that can be identified in the overall score, as well as the score on the individual SDGs. Specifically, we look at geographical, demographic and economic characteristics of the municipalities. In this way, we aim to offer policymakers different ways to understand the performance of their municipalities. As such, the exploratory nature of the findings of this report displays the versatility of recently developed monitoring tools to facilitate the implementation of the SDGs. The comparative nature of the index can help pave the way for municipalities who wish to take pro-active stances towards reaching the SDGs by 2030.
    Copyright Holder UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies
    Copyright Year 2021
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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