About Voluntary Local Reviews
A Voluntary Local Review (VLR) is a process through which local and regional governments (LRGs) voluntarily initiate an assessment of their progress of implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs. This makes it possible for LRGs to share experiences, challenges, and lessons learnt as well as to open their door for new partnerships, filling the gap of means of implementation for their local vision. VLRs also enable local governments to engage citizens in the review process, strengthening accountability and inclusive governance.
This process culminates into Voluntary Local Review Reports, which detail the process and results of these reviews. This aims, in the long-term, to complement Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) by filling the gap between local reality and the national policy environment.
This year, Uganda conducted its first Voluntary Local Review in Ngora District, with support from the United Nations Economic Commission in Africa (UNECA). The report is under review and will be posted on this website and on SDG Secretariat social media platforms, once it is completed and has been presented.