CDS, University of Bath, November news
The Bath Report Series is a series of papers published by the Centre for Development Studies. The first report in the series is on the dynamics of the UN voluntary local review using causal mapping within and across the Sustainable Development Goals: a case study of Bath and North East Somerset.
Since 2018 when New York City pioneered a “Voluntary Local Review” of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), more than 60 localities worldwide have compiled a VLR to assess the progress of the SDGs locally. For local governments, it remains however difficult to see the points of leverage and priorities that would trigger positive change, within and across the SDGs, the report provides a Voluntary Local Review of the SDGs in Bath and North East Somerset in 2023 augmented with the causal maps of the SDGs, both within and across the SDGs. Such methodology allows researchers to identify the leverage points for positive actions towards the SDGs,
and to identify the key stakeholders enabling that process.
By: Matthews, C., Airey, W., Remnant, F., Charles, A., Copestake, J.