Toolbox for VLR, Voluntary Local Reviews

Authors: Andrea Ciambra and Ricardo Martinez

This toolbox provides support to local governments that are interested in monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) using the Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs), while contributing to local democracy.

The stories and practical tips presented allow the reader to gain first-hand knowledge of the VLRs that local governments are developing to assess the implementation of the SDGs in their contexts.

The Voluntary Local Reviews are subnational reports that assess the progress of local governments in achieving the SDGs. This toolbox provides tips on how to use the VLR process to strengthen citizen participation and how citizen participation can contribute to creating more democratic VLRs.