The City of Los Angeles is the first city to report SDG data at the indicator level. In this blog post we explain why we are reporting data on the SDGs using an open source platform and provide resources for other local governments that want to do the same.
In 2019, the Mayor’s Office presented the City’s first Voluntary Local Review. The VLR includes an alignment of major city initiatives to the SDGs at the target level, and highlights the City’s phased approach and methodology for localization and community engagement. The Mayor’s Office will continue to populate data for all 17 Global Goals, focusing on capturing disaggregated measures and trend data to better understand what is working and where we have opportunities to mobilize new partnerships and initiatives to accelerate progress.
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.