Some of the challenges encountered in organising this year’s report include:

  1. 1 difficulty in reporting by indicators (where the indicator does not quite fit the context), as opposed to targets,
  2. 2 difficulty in organising submissions focused on results and impact (and not just activities) which is what many CSOs are accustomed to,
  3. 3 the lack of quantitative data to accompany the qualitative results which have been achieved.

This VNR has attempted to further report at the indicator level; indeed it is the best attempt so far. However, it is still an area CSOs are grappling with - to consolidate their results into outcomes and map them onto the SDGs – especially CSOs working across multiple sectors. A high number of CSOs (73%) have indicated that SDG’s reporting is an area they require capacity building.