El Alto

Reporte Voluntario Local El Alto
Reporte Voluntario Local El Alto

El Alto

Reporte Voluntario Local El Alto

Insights of the Report

El Alto's first Voluntary Local Review (VLR) outlines the municipality's efforts to align its local plans with the SDGs. It establishes a comprehensive framework for monitoring progress towards the SDGs. El Alto aims for transparent governance, emphasising integration with other government levels, and focuses on four key pillars for sustainable development: a green and inclusive city, ensuring rights through health and education, municipal development with employment and dignity, and open and transparent governance. These pillars guide specific policies aimed at achieving the SDGs. The VLR process involves commitments, most of which are incorporated into the Territorial Plan for Integrated Development for Living Well 2021-2025, setting quantifiable targets for 2025. The report highlights challenges posed by rapid urbanisation and emphasises the SDGs as a blueprint for addressing these issues, tracking progress across all 17 SDGs.

Issued: 2022
943,558 (2020)
370 ㎢
Population Density
2320.6per ㎢ (2020)
Level of Government
Local (ex. city, town, village, etc)

City Profile

El Alto is a city and municipality in Bolivia, located in the Pedro Domingo Murillo Province of the La Paz Department in the western part of the country on the altiplano plateau. It is the most populous city in the department and the second most populous city in Bolivia. Established as an independent municipal entity and city on 6 March, 1985, El Alto is one of the country's youngest cities. Due to its close proximity to La Paz, El Alto is part of the La Paz metropolitan area. The city hosts the El Alto International Airport, one of Bolivia's main airports, and is known for its vibrant economic activity, home to numerous small and medium-sized businesses, factories, and hydrocarbon processing plants. El Alto is one of the fastest-growing economic centres in the country, drawing immigrants from various regions of Bolivia, especially from rural areas. El Alto is home to the Public University of El Alto (UPEA) and offers a rich cultural scene, including a symphony orchestra, museums and other cultural institutions.

The Report and more

The VLR report is available here:
Reporte Voluntario Local El Alto