Report on sustainable development goals for the West Africa sub region
The present report on sustainable development goals (SDGs) for the West Africa sub region is one of five sub regional reports prepared within the framework of the Africa Post-2015 and Rio+20 follow-up processes to support African countries in their efforts to effectively engage in the global SDG process and to ensure that the goals to be agreed are well aligned with the region’s sustainable development priorities. The sub regional reports informed the Africa regional report on SDGs and were presented at the Africa Regional Consultative Meeting on the SDGs, which was organized by ECA jointly with the AUC and AfDB from 31 October to 5 November 2013. The meeting adopted its outcome document as a technical input for consideration by the Africa High-level Committee on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
- Identifies and analyses priority sustainable development issues and challenges in the sub region;
- Identifies, analyses and articulates key priority areas/issues of sustainable development for West Africa to inform the formulation of SDGs;
- Proposes SDGs as well as related targets and indicators for the sub region;
- Provides recommendations for the operationalization/implementation of the SDGs for the sub region.