The UN's SDG Good Practices and SDG Acceleration Actions Databases have published additional examples of projects and policies aimed at achieving the SDGs.
As of 18 June 2020, 512 good practices and 152 acceleration actions have been included in these databases.
The UN’s SDG Acceleration Actions Database highlights that, to rise to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the recovery must involve efforts to build back better, and the “creativity of the response must match the unique nature of the crisis.” To support such efforts and to spark progress during the Decade of Action, the UN’s SDG Good Practices and SDG Acceleration Actions Databases have posted additional examples of projects and policies aimed at achieving the SDGs.
The SDG Good Practices database includes 509 entries that were submitted between November 2018 and February 2019, following an open call for submissions of good practices, success stories, and lessons learned in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. These 509 entries cover activities in 96 countries. Since March 2020, when the most recent overview of the database was published, three additional good practices were added, bringing the total to 512 as of 18 June 2020.
The most recently added items include:
- a project in Kenya that seeks to provide a “New Perspective for Young People” through building a sustainable value chain and guaranteeing a fair selling price for coffee growers;
- a social and affordable housing programme in Bahrain; and
- cross-sector collaborations for the development and delivery of child-friendly, correctly dosed treatments for TB.
The SDG Acceleration Actions database includes initiatives that seek to accelerate SDG implementation. As of 18 June 2020, 152 Acceleration Actions have been published, up from 147 in February 2020. New actions in this database include:
- a COVID-19 case repository for information and communication technologies (ICT);
- coordinated policy advice, technical assistance, and capacity strengthening programmes from three organizations to assist their member States as they prepare enhanced national health workforce strategies; and
- “50:50: The Equality Project,” which seeks to ensure equal representation of women on media content that is permanent.