Sustainable Development Goals for Somalia: Policy Imperatives of Localization

At the inception of the New Millennium, all the UN member countries made a commitment to mankind to eradicate deprivation in its different dimensions. The vision for such a future was expressed in concrete terms of what are called the Millennium Development Goals. The vision missed out on the economic and environmental dimensions. In spite of its emphasis on eradication of deprivation, much needs to be done to eradicate extreme poverty, reduce the extent of inequality and address environmental crises, climate change in particular. Hence, this brief seeks to identify the policy imperatives of localizing the SDGs and the strategic options for implementing them.