SDG Country Report - SA
THE SOUTH AFRICA I KNOW | THE HOME I UNDERSTAND
The 2019 SDG Country Report for South Africa, follows the Voluntary National Review report that was presented at the 2019 High Level Political Forum. The country report provides us with a timely reminder, not only of our successes, given our historical context, but more so of the challenges that have to be addressed if we wish to attain the goals and targets set out in this global development framework. We now have a solid foundation that evaluates our progress to date and the extent of the tasks that lies ahead.
Members of the GrowZA team were coopted onto the Statistics South Africa Country Report Social Goals workgroup and assisted in the compilation of this report presented to the United Nations in New York (June 2019).
THE GLOBAL PROGRESS CONTEXT
Progress against the goals are tracked relative to Goals, Targets, indicators and activities. The Global SDG report is am aggregated statement of progress, opportunities and outlines "blind spots" in development data at country level.
This represents a clear insight into the specific development investment programming to be encouraged and supported.
GrowZA harnesses these insights in the design and build of its programmes and professional service offering to the market.
SA VOLUNTARY NATIONAL REVIEW
EMPOWERING PEOPLE AND ENSURING INCLUSIVENESS AND EQUITY
South Africa’s first Voluntary National Review (VNR) is testimony to the national commitment to the full and integrated implementation of Agenda 2030 and includes multi-stakeholder contributions. The review will assist in understanding the impact of policies and programmes towards realising sustainable development and the considerable developmental challenges that remain.
The shortcomings highlighted - particularly the need to improve multi-stakeholder engagement - will be addressed. A national coordinating mechanism has been established for national engagements and reporting on the 2030 Agenda, the African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the Southern African Development Community’s Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan, in alignment with the National Development Plan (NDP).