Voluntary Local Reviews: A handbook for UK cities
Following the production of the UK’s first Voluntary Local Review (VLR) of progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Bristol have developed a tool to assist other cities interested in undertaking the same report.
Our VLR handbook, produced jointly by the Cabot Institute and Bristol City Office, with support from the British Council, draws from Bristol’s experience of undertaking a VLR as well as discussions with other leading cities that have also undertaken VLRs.
The handbook details the variety of styles and types of VLRs that have been completed thus far around the world, and aims to facilitate greater uptake of the SDGs in other cities and local authorities. It shares in depth how we undertook our VLR and where the key UK data sources were for each SDG.
We hope this handbook will be useful not only to UK cities but any local government interested in monitoring progress towards the SDGs.