At the national level, the
sustainable development strategy stipulates that every legislature two events
will be organised on the implementation of the 2030ASD The first of these
events took place in November 2017. All federal authorities have their own
dedicated process for evaluation and review.
The Interministerial Council on
Sustainable Development has been mandated to follow-up the implementation of
the Agenda in Belgium by coordinating the preparation of reports on progress
made and challenges faced twice per legislature.
Federal reports on SD, from the Federal Planning Bureau will also contribute to
the follow up, review of Agenda 2030, through their database of SD indicators,
and work on policy evaluation tools.
the advisory body (Federal Council for sustainable development) composed of
representatives from civil society organizations will also review the progress
the national level, apart from the Voluntary National Review that was presented
at the HLPF 2017, the Inter-Ministerial Conference for Sustainable Development
(IMCSD) organized an event in the framework of the National Sustainable
Development Strategy that discussed progress of the 2030 Agenda in Belgium.
At the federal level the 2010 revision of the Act of May 1997 on
Sustainable Development puts forward two distinct provisions for internal
The report by the members of the Interdepartmental Commission on
Sustainable Development (ICSD), which contains Information on the
implementation of the measures through which the administrative unit they
represent aims to contribute to the objectives of the Federal Plan (FPSD). This
report is to be completed at least 18 months prior to the agreed completion
date of the FPSD.
• The Federal Report on Sustainable Development, drafted by the Task
Force on Sustainable Development (TFSD) of the Federal Planning Bureau (FPB).
This is divided into two parts: a status and evaluation report and a foresight
report looking at future developments. The status and evaluation report needs
to be published at least 15 months prior to the completion date of the
The timing of submission of both reports (18 and
15 months prior to the completion date of the FP) is specifically decided to
support and allow the integration of lessons learned into the design of the
At the Flemish
level evaluation is obliged through the Flemish decree for SD: the new
Strategy for SD must incorporate an evaluation of the previous strategy.
The insights of the evaluation were taken as starting point for the third
Strategy for SD, Vision 2050. There were several important findings and
a long term strategy is important to tackle the challenges for SD
the principles of transition management are a good framework
a uniform approach for all transition processes is not appropriate, however
focusing on a number of principles for SD is essential
focus on a few priorities, not an extensive list of actions
a unifying and guiding position for de third Strategy for SD is needed
The draft of the Regional Sustainable
Development Plan proposes a framework to assess the impact of its
implementation on social, economic and environmental situation of the region.
Thematic evaluations, framed by considerations
such as the nature of the measures, the type of beneficiaries and the
objectives) on the priorities of the Regional Sustainable Development Plan will
conducted. These evaluations will consist in measuring, at specific times , the
effects of concrete actions and in assessing these effects through assessment
criteria such as the effectiveness, efficiency and coherence.
According to the draft currently available, a
comprehensive report published every 5 years will prepare the next Regional
Sustainable Development Plan or partial changes in the one in force.
The evaluation of the Walloon sustainable
development strategy is foreseen by decree: each new strategy must include an evaluation
of the previous strategy. In order to follow-up the 100
actions of the SD strategy action plan, a monitoring report of the strategy has been adopted by the Walloon Government in March 2020.
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