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The Next Phase in Angola: Implementing the iSDG

The second phase of the Integrated iSDG Model for the Development Planning Process in Angola project, a joint initiative of the Government of Angola, UNDP Angola, and Millennium Institute, kicked off with a comprehensive week-long training program held in Luanda, Angola, from June 5 to 9, 2023.

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Members of the national Technical Team with Millennium Institute staff and UNDP representative. June 2023

This exciting endeavor builds on the solid foundation laid during the first phase (2021-2022) of the project, during which we developed the Integrated Sustainable Development Goals Model (iSDG), a dynamic policy simulation tool that generates country-specific development scenarios, illuminating the impact of various policy decisions on Angola's progress toward the SDGs for Angola.

The first phase involved using the iSDG Angola model to conduct an in-depth assessment of the impacts of investments across key sectors such as agriculture, education, infrastructure, and health, on key sustainable development indicators. Our work resulted in a comprehensive report highlighting the main findings from the model simulations. We also trained the national technical team comprising of the Ministry of Economy and Planning (MEP), Ministry of Finance (MINFIN), and the National Institute of Statistics (INE) in policy design using the iSDG model.

This second phase of the project is focused on building the national technical team's capacity to further develop and integrate the iSDG model into their workflow, and more broadly strengthening the Government of Angola's capacity to manage its development agenda. This will involve aligning the National Development Plan 2023-2027 and the Long-Term Strategy of Angola (Angola 2050) with the SDGs, critically assessing policies and programs for SDG progress and estimating public investment requirements and financing needs.

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iSDG Workshop focused on the interconnectedness of the sectors and Sustainable Development Goals. June 2023

The potential of the iSDG model in shaping policies and facilitating sustainable development is immense. As we embark on this phase of the Angola Project, we invite you to explore the iSDG model and understand how it can be instrumental in contributing towards the realization of your goals and paving the way for a sustainable future.

The iSDG model is a powerful tool for decision-makers, offering comprehensive insights for the design of sustainable policies. We invite you to read more about the iSDG model and explore how it can facilitate advancing the Sustainable Development Goals. Read more here: The iSDG Model: A Simulation Tool for Charting the Path Towards the SDGs."

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