Description/achievement of initiative
The UN MY World survey has shown that it is both possible and useful to bring peoples’ voices directly into policy making at a global level, almost ten million people have responded to the survey.We see the next phase of the initiative, MY World 2030 as having two clear objectives: 1 To contribute to efforts to report back on progress. 2. to build dialogue between decision makers such as parliamentarians, local governments, mayors and citizens, in particular young people in order to contribute a “people’s perspective” on how to implement the new agenda at different levels and build accountability mechanisms.
The project will be implemented via four streams of work:1. Global Vote / Mobilisation A core set of globally comparable questions covering SDG awareness and perceived progress will be gathered at scale through broad outreach to citizens and partner mobilisations on an annual basis, much as was achieved through the first phase of MY World. 2. Nationally Adaptive Surveys/Thematic Surveys The core set of questions would be supplemented, where partners wish to do so, by broad mobilization on issues of particular local relevance and concern, to build dialogue and engagement with officials and political actors at the national and local levels.3. Representative Data This track will develop a set of questions that deal with how citizens are dealing with issues covered by the Goals and the questionnaire will be piloted in an initial 2-3 countries in 2016. The program would then ideally run over a number of years covering a subset of countries, provinces and cities to give regional and typological balance.4. Behavioural DataThe above complementary streams will be further enhanced by the big data derived analytics from a variety of sources such as social media, mobile phone usage and other industry data. We envisage that as “big data” is a relatively new and fast changing field for the sector, this will emerge over the 15-year period.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
The project will be building up a central SDG question library based on the Goals. targets and indicators. The library will be reviewed from a policy, communications and methodological standpoint then made available to UN country offices and civil society to use. In addition a series of toolkits and training manuals will be made available to civil society and youth based enumerators for collecting and gathering perceptions data.
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
MY World 2030 will have four tracks of work with a nominated co-ordination organisation(s) for each. Each of these tracks will have additional strategic partners to ensure project fulfilment who will form part of various working groups. The overall project secretariat will be held within the UN SDG Action Campaign, a Secretary-General initiative.
UN SDG ACTION CAMPAIGN, ODI, DPI, UN GLOBAL PULSE, UNICEF, UN FOUNDATION, MICROSOFT, SG's Youth Envoy's Office