SDGs Second Quarter Progress Report 2017
Adopted by the world leaders at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda presents a radical new approach to transforming our world, focusing on the integrated pillars of Sustainable Development: economic, social, environmental. It also includes within the framework key elements on peace, justice, and institutions which were not part of the MDG framework.
In this context, the Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GoIRA) is deeply committed to attaining the SDGs. With the council of minister’s decision of 7th October 2015, the Ministry of Economy (MoEc) has been designated as the lead ministry and focal point for SDGs and assigned to the take lead in coordinating, planning, monitoring and reporting on SDGs for the GoIRA.
During the reporting period, the nationalization process of the SDGs and the consultation workshop were extended to other various stakeholders engaged in the process. Considering the achievements made by the Afghan government, Ministry of Economy volunteered to be reviewed in the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), where the National Progress report was submitted for the organizer's committee. SDGs project supported Ministry of Economy in drafting the report and compiling the comments received from stakeholders.
Meantime, as the finalization of Afghanistan SDGs needs the Afghanistan cabinet approval and H.E president signature. the alignment process of the SDGs with the national policies, planning and budgeting process not finalized yet. but still, the negotiations with Ministry of Finance on aligning or merging the SDGs and ANPDF activities are still in the process.
As per the planned activities at the project level, the project staff has been working in close coordination with Ministry of Economy to implement the activities which were planned in the agreed work plan of the project and the ministry.