On July 30th, the City of Los Angeles hosted a webinar titled "Open SDG: Data Reporting for Sustainable Development" in partnership with the UK Office for National Statistics, the Bristol City Office, the Center for Open Data Enterprise, and the Thematic Research Network on Data and Statistics. Open SDG is now being used by more than 19 national, regional and and local governments for official SDG data reporting. In this webinar, the partner organizations covered the origins of the platform, the technical development, and the importance of data reporting for advancing the SDG agenda in national and local governments.
Los Angeles stands at the forefront of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) movement in its city-wide effort to align plans and goals to the SDGs, while mobilizing stakeholders at the goals' intersections. This presentation introduces our SDG localization work, the Voluntary Local Review, and the open source Data Reporting Platform.
The City of Los Angeles is the first city in the world to adopt the Open SDG platform to the local level and the first city to report SDG indicators data in the open source platform. All the adaptations and modifications we have made are available in our Wiki so that other cities and organizations can also use this platform for their SDG data reporting.
As a part of SDSN TReNDS 2018-19 Local Data Action Solutions Initiatives (LDA-SI) microgrant program, we partnered with four local universities to develop localized sustainable development targets. See how we added L.A.’s context to these national targets in our brief published in April 2019.