Regional reviews are part of the 2030 Agenda Review Framework for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Regional reviews will:

  • Share lessons and best practices;
  • Focus on regional public goods such as trade and market integration, regional connectivity and cooperation; and
  • Tackle regional concerns such as disaster risk reduction, climate change, economic growth, job creation,and achieving sustainable development.


Name1 Regional Review
Domain #isic9900 - Activities of extraterritorial organizations and bodies in collaboration with #cofog0132 - Overall planning and statistical services (CS) and the functions of government and stakeholders across many economic activities of the countries in the region.
Target Outcome Regional reviews provide a link between the national and global levels, and can boost regional cooperation and shared accountability for common challenges and opportunities. They can promote a coordinated, coherent approach that spans the SDGs as well as other development goals formulated at the national, regional and global levels.
Social actors and roles

The five Regional Commissions of the UN Economic and Social Council:

Trigger or preceding interaction Launch of the 2030 Agenda Review Framework.
Interfaces and services services
Inputs and outputs i/o
Stores and tools

An online review platform is dedicated to compiling information from countries participating in the voluntary national reviews of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

It includes a Proposal for voluntary common reporting guidelines(pdf) (for voluntary national reviews at the high-level political forum). A section by section description of the guidelines is available in the Actant dictionary: #crg4VNR - Common reporting guidelines for voluntary national reviews.

Other characteristics
Part of 2030 Agenda(j) (per country) and 2030 Agenda Review Framework
Parts Domestic or local thematic reviews.
Succeeding Interactions Follow-up including changes to the regional and national action plans.
Alternatives Not doing regional reviews (and missing regional development opportunities, as well as opportunities for improving the national action plans).
Action Realm Monitoring & Evaluation
Risks risks
Further reading UNDG Guidelines to Support Country Reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals

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