The attainment of the SDGs requires concerted, multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder efforts both at the national and local levels. The implementation strategies required to achieve the SDGs which are found in the PDP and the subsequent sectoral plans are mainstreamed and localized through the Regional Development Plans (RDP) and Comprehensive Development Plans (CDP) at the regional and local level.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) takes the lead in localizing the SDGs and has already conducted a series of regional and provincial workshops to strengthen the functionality of the local government units (LGUs) in increasing the awareness and support for both the AmBisyon Natin 2040 and the SDGs, and ensuring that they integrate such in their respective plans and programs. As of March 2018, the planned workshops (excluding those located in ARMM) have been conducted in all the regions, 76 provinces, and 1,373 municipalities. In addition, NEDA, in collaboration with PSA and DILG, are looking into the inclusion of an assessment criteria or checklist related to SDG implementation in conferring the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) to local government units. Through the DILG, we also aim to localize the national and regional indicators by identifying provincial and municipal-level indicators that would operationalize and contribute to the attainment of the goals and outcome areas articulated in the Philippine Development Plan, 2017 to 2022 and the SDGs.

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