Capacity building on the Sustainable Development Analysis Grid

Ouagadougou, 30th May – 3rd June 2022 –In partnership with the General Directorate of Green Economy and Climate Change, the Global Green Growth Institute organized a training workshop on the Sustainable Development Analysis Grid (SDAG). The training brought together about thirty public administration executives from the Ministry of Environment, Energy, Water and Sanitation (MEEEA), and the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Resources and Fisheries (MARAH) under the financial support of the Swedish International Development Cooperation (SIDA).

The SDAG is a tool that assesses the sustainability of development plans, projects or activities and provides ways for their improvement. It can also be used to set objectives, identify indicators or suggest actions that promote the social acceptability of a project. It is based on six dimensions (social, ecological, economic, cultural, ethical and governance) that makes it possible to evaluate the extent to which a policy, strategy, program, or project promotes the improvement of human wellbeing. The SDAG tool helps ensure the coherence of climate action with development objectives.

The Director General of the Green Economy and Climate Change, Mr. Pamoussa Ouedraogo indicated that this training will strengthen the capacity of local actors to formulate policies and plans that mainstream sustainable development at key sector level such as water, agriculture, livestock, food security, environment, etc.

Ms. Laura Jalasjoki, GGGI Burkina Faso Deputy Country Representative, underlined that the SDAG training is part of the country’s green growth program implementation. It will contribute to providing the necessary skills to national actors to ensure effective monitoring and tracking of climate adaptation as part of the national MRV system strengthening.