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MY WORLD 2030
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.

Implementation methodologies

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.

Partner(s)

UN SDG ACTION CAMPAIGN, ODI, DPI, UN GLOBAL PULSE, UNICEF, UN FOUNDATION, MICROSOFT, SG's Youth Envoy's Office
Updates to initiatives
Goal 17
July 2017/18/19/20
Annual report and presentation at the HLPF on perceived progress in the SDGs
July/2016
A presentation of a series of country pilots and innovations on citizen engagement and data gathering
September 2016
Interim progress report and project data presented during UN General Assembly
September 2016
Thematic report presented to the HLP on Women's Economic Empowerment
Staff / Technical expertise
Project Management, Policy Expertise, Data expertise and Citizen Engagement/Communications Expertise provided by core partners

SMART
This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Updates
Basic information
Time-frame: 01/02/16 - 01/10/2030
Partners
UN SDG ACTION CAMPAIGN, ODI, DPI, UN GLOBAL PULSE, UNICEF, UN FOUNDATION, MICROSOFT, SG's Youth Envoy's Office
Countries
Contact information
ANAND KANTARIA, PROGRAMME LEAD, anand.kantaria@undp.org
United Nations