Implementation and performance of Agenda 21 for local governments in Mexico
Periodo de realización: 1900/01/01 al 2018/01/01
Tipo: Artículo científico
Lugar(es) de estudio: Villahermosa, Tab., México
Resumen: "This article assesses the implementation and performance of Local Agenda 21 (LA21) in Mexico over a decade (2004–2013). Official recordsof municipal evaluations from all 31 Mexican states were analyzed, comprising 39 indicators of four dimensions of sustainable development:institutional, economic, social and environmental. A positive evolution of the implementation of LA21 was observed, with the economic and social dimensions presenting the best and worst performances, respectively. In general, the local governments of northern Mexico performed better than their southern counterparts. The voluntary nature of LA21 implementation is highlighted, yet necessitating a strengthening of municipal capacities in long-term planning, inter-administration continuity, efficacy evaluation, and integration of all sectors into a more coherent municipal agenda."