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Local and Regional Government’s Progress in Gender Equality

This report synthesizes trends and best practices in local and regional governments’ promotion of gender equality, understood through the feminist, inclusive, and caring lens outlined above. The methodology included desk reviews of the following elements: the international and transnational networks and mechanisms through which local and regional governments make gender equality commitments; the plans, toolkits, and reports from international governmental and non-governmental organizations that document local and regional governments’ progress on gender equality; and all Voluntary Local Reports (VLRs) on SDG localization archived by UCLG and published between 2017 and April 1, 2022 (127 in total).