Voluntary Local Review, Municipality of Agadir, Morocco
The Voluntary Local Review (VLR) of the city of Agadir marks an important milestone for Morocco as it is the first in the country and in North Africa. It is the result of the collaboration between the Municipality of Agadir, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA), the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat) and the United Cities and Local Governments Middle East and West Asia Section (UCLG-MEWA).
Agadir’s VLR rests on evidence-based, participatory, reflective and actionable principles. It focuses on a review of the city’s progress towards SDG 5, SDG 6, SDG 7, SDG 8, SDG 11, SDG 13 and SDG 17.
This VLR ensures both complementarity and close alignment with the 2020 VNR of Morocco, depicting the country’s progress towards the SDGs. It provides a complementary perspective with the VNR by discussing the local development challenges and disparities, and development objectives vis a vis the national development challenges and ways to address them.