In September 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Agenda 2030 contains a set of 17 goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved up to 2030.
In Vietnam, the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) is responsible for the coordination of the implementation, monitoring and reporting of the Agenda 2030. Since the adoption of the Agenda 2030 by the United Nations, the MPI has been engaging with various stakeholders and coordinated consultation workshops within the government and with UN agencies to draft the National Action Plan to Implement the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development (NAP). The MPI works closely with other line ministries to implement the NAP.
The thematic focus for this area of intervention is monitoring and reporting of the implementation of Agenda 2030 in Vietnam.
The overall objective is to strengthen the capacity of the government of Vietnam in monitoring and reporting of the implementation of the Agenda 2030.
The project supports its main partner, the Ministry of Planning and Investment in three main areas:
· Improving institutional arrangements for the implementation of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development in Vietnam
This module includes supporting different line ministries in drafting their action plans to implement the Agenda 2030, working together with the General Statistics Office and other agencies on concretizing indicators to monitor the progress towards the SDGs as well as assisting in developing guidelines to integrate the Vietnam SDGs into the existing statistical indicator systems.
· Capacity development for the implementation of the Agenda
This area of intervention will support capacity building in statistics and other fields that are essential for monitoring and reporting of the Agenda 2030. Furthermore, awareness rising will be undertaken to disseminate knowledge of the Agenda 2030 in Vietnam.
Supporting Vietnam’s presence at international and regional for a related to SDGs