SDSN's Local Data Action Solutions Initiative (LDA-SI) was established as a joint effort between TReNDS and the USA Sustainable Cities Initiative as a program with one primary objective: to identify and promote replicable methods for sub-national SDG monitoring that facilitate local action in support of the "leave no one behind" principle. Through a 2018-2019 microgrant program, we supported data localization efforts in Aruba, Brazil, Colombia, India, and the US. Early and late phases of the program garnered additional insights from Brazil and the US, as well as from England.
We've just published reports on the outcomes of these grants (including downloadable draft indicator frameworks and mockups of data dashboards) at: sdsntrends.org/ldasigrants
And you can read about the grantees' areas of impact – including helping broaden political support for the global sustainable development agenda, encouraging action when national leadership was missing, and promoting inclusion – in our synthesis report.
Interested in discussing the grantees' work or SDG data localization efforts more broadly? Contact us at email@example.com.