Local Economic Development as a Comprehensive Framework to Localize the Sustainable Development Goals: Addressing Rising Inequalities

Abstract - EN

The 4th World Forum of Local Economic Development (4th WFLED) was celebrated in the City of Praia, Cabo Verde, from 17 to 20 October 2107. The IV Forum was a continuation of a productive, long-standing, and inclusive global process and exchange of ideas aimed at enhancing policy dialogue and building a transversal alliance on Local Economic Development (LED) as a strategic and operational framework for sustainable development. The 4th Forum, promoted by the Government of Cabo Verde in collaboration with the Forum’s organizing partners, advanced the emerging global dialogue to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as enshrined in the 2030 Agenda, through a new development paradigm that is more people-centered and place-based. This document is the final report.