The 2023 edition of the CCA is an update, with substantial revisions, of the 2021 version, developed in-house through an involving and participatory process, ensuring the active involvement of the entire UNCT. This new version of the CCA incorporates the latest contextual changes that have taken place since the Covid-19 pandemic – assessing its impacts and emerging challenges, but especially analysing the path toward recovery initiated in 2022 and new opportunities, related to both domestic and international factors, that may influence Cabo Verde’s sustainable development goal (SDG) trajectory. This version also incorporates a new section on the country’s compliance with international human rights norms and standards.
Conceptually, the CCA adopts an integrated approach that analyses the issues related to each Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) individually, but also across SDGs. This approach is reflected in the update of the Leave No One Behind (LNOB) analysis, the economic transformation analysis, and the multidimensional risks to achieving the SDGs. Moreover, the CCA examines underlying and structural factors impacting the lives and livelihoods of all individuals, considering current and emerging political, security, social, economic, disaster, and environmental risks.
The CCA relies on data-driven analysis and aims to build an evidence base that is responsive to dynamic changes. It primarily draws upon official national statistics, while also incorporating qualitative and quantitative data from diverse sources across the data ecosystem. These sources include UN agencies’ data portals and reports from the government, the National Statistics Office, public agencies, human rights institutions, civil society organizations, academia, and international financing institutions, among others.
Overall, this updated CCA provides a comprehensive understanding of Cabo Verde’s development landscape, enabling informed decision-making, collaborative efforts and progress towards realizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.