Manabí 2030: Collaborative Innovation for a Smart and Sustainable Territory


The Provincial Government of Manabí stands as a pioneer in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda at intermediate government level in Ecuador. With a progressive and committed vision, it has developed its own methodology and reporting tools, setting a precedent in the integration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in its territorial planning.

To promote the fulfillment of the 2030 Agenda, the Provincial Government’s vision is to transform Manabí into a “Smart Territory”, integrating the 4.0 competitiveness policy. It seeks that innovation and digital transformation are not only considered complementary tools, but fundamental pillars that enhance collaborative processes and act as engines of sustainable development of the province.


The Local4Action HUB of Manabí aims at the consolidation of the province of Manabí as an SDG territory through the promotion of innovation and digital transformation. Recognizing the innovation competence of Provincial Governments, a strategy is proposed that takes advantage of Local4Action tools. This strategy aims to generate a process of capacity building in the province through MOOC courses, allowing continuous training adapted to current needs.

The Local4Action HUB seeks to establish collaborative processes, applying the methodology developed, so that the entire province can demonstrate its contributions to the 2030 Agenda. The promotion of innovation, framed in the vision of a smart territory, will be the transversal axis guiding these actions, ensuring sustainable and equitable development for all the inhabitants of Manabí.

Expected outcomes

The HUB will establish a multi-scale and multi-stakeholder process of collaboration, centered upon:

  • Capacity building aimed at strengthening capacities in the generation of innovative collaboration processes for the territorialization of the 2030 Agenda.
  • The creation of an observatory or territorial hub in the Province of Manabí that will function as a monitoring and analysis center for the 2030 Agenda. This observatory will collect, process and disseminate data related to the SDGs, integrating technologies and practices of smart territories and open government.
  • Reporting on Manabí’s progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, integrating smart and open territory strategies aiming to enhance transparency and collaboration in the province.


The Local4Action HUB of Manabí seeks to consolidate a work plan with a strategic vision focused on the development and implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Its primary objective is oriented towards the comprehensive achievement of these SDGs in the province, in joint collaboration with various scales and spheres of government. 

The Province of Manabí is an initiative that sets a benchmark in the implementation of the Agenda 2030 at a regional scale where collaboration through spheres of government is galvanized by innovation, digital tools and capacity building. 

Link to Agenda 2030

  • SDG 4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • SDG 9 – Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • SDG 16 – Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Link to the Pact for the Future of Humanity

  • Commitment for People
    • C3 – Promote informed and sustained citizen’s participation in public life and decision-making promoting freedom of speech and conscience and artistic expression.
    • C9 – Foster open, accessible and verifiable information and data to promote inclusion, education and communication.
  • Commitment for Planet
    • C1 – Re-engineer urban planning to support more sustainable and just practices for all citizens.
    • C10 – Identify mechanisms to redress the historically uneven distribution
      of environmental benefits and burdens and co-create resilience systems.
  • Commitment for Government
    • C1 – Promote inclusive, participatory, responsible and accountable multilevel governance leading to global action.
    • C4 – Strengthen public institutions to enhance the protection of our global commons and provision of public goods.
    • C9 – Contribute to the strengthening of multilateralism through a meaningful engagement in global agendas and representation in decision-making bodies.

Link to other Global Agendas

  • New Urban Agenda
  • GovTech Agenda
  • Addis Ababa Action Agenda
  • Charter of the Ibero-American Alliance for Innovation
  • UN Human Settlements Programme Resolution: 1/5 Enhancing urban-rural linkages for sustainable urbanization and human settlements


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