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Monash Sustainable Development Institute supported the City of Melbourne, in partnership with the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Cities, to prepare its first Voluntary Local Review (VLR), which reports on the City’s progress against the SDGs. The data and insights from the report inform the City’s annual planning and budget process. The VLR was launched in July 2022 at the Partnerships for the UN SDGs: Melbourne Leadership Forum, which brought together leaders from all sectors to discuss the role of the SDGs in supporting the COVID-19 recovery.  MSDI also co-authored the “City of Melbourne - Global SDG Cities Benchmarking Report 2022”, which compared the City’s current progress on over 500 SDG-related indicators with hundreds of cities around the world.