Mainstreaming the SDGs into national and local plans

The Rapid Integrated Assessment (RIA) aims to support countries in mainstreaming the SDGs into national and subnational planning, by helping assess their readiness for SDG implementation. The tool suggests clear steps and templates for policy makers to conduct a RIA of the SDGs to determine their relevance to the country context, both at the national and subnational level, and identify interlinkages across targets. The assessment is a first step in defining a roadmap for a country to implement the SDGs.




Integration Tools - Assessing SDG Progress and Alignment


Guidelines and diagnostics

Country case


As a first step to support the government in developing a roadmap to guide the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the integration of the SDGs into national development plans and policies, UNDP conducted a Rapid Integrated Assessment of Jamaica’s 41 planning documents in 2016. The assessment identified key gaps in alignment with the SDGs, cross-sectoral linkages for SDG target implementation, and entry points for SDG acceleration. The RIA validated the planning approach of the government, embodied in its Vision 2030, and helped inform the roadmap for SDG implementation, which was endorsed by the Cabinet as a signal of high-level political commitment.