5 years into the Agenda 2030: Best Practices and Lessons Learned from Spotlight Reports
Tuesday, 7 July 2020
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Virtual (New York time)
Organised by Transparency International, Chile Transparente, CISLAC, TI Sri Lanka, TI Portugal and Transparencia Mexicana
Transparency International (TI) is a global movement present in over 100 countries. TI chapters around the world have been heavily involved in national processes to contribute to and build on Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs). Yet simply providing technical expertise and channelling community voices into official review processes to call attention to inaccuracies, omissions, or shortcomings is often insufficient to hold the powerful to account.
To address this challenge, in 2017 TI developed a methodology to enable its national chapters to track their countries’ progress towards four SDG 16 targets especially relevant for anti-corruption. Since then, national chapters around the world have used the tool to produce spotlight reports that provide independent appraisals of their governments’ efforts. We now have information from over 45 countries on best practices and lessons learned when producing spotlight reports. 10 years to the end of the Agenda is a great opportunity to take stock on CSO's role in VNRs processes in general, and on how to improve spotlight reports specifically.
In this event, TI's national chapters will briefly present their experiences with spotlight reports as accountability tools and will then open the space to discussion and exchanges best ways to move forward into the decade of accountability for the SDGs.