Although the High Level Political Forum on the SDGs could, in its digital form, not be the usual ‘marketplace of ideas’, the many virtual sessions were worthwhile and participants were concentrated. On 10 July, Louis Meuleman chaired one of the VNR-Labs. This VNR Lab 10 concentrated on on national institutions for SDG implementation, with speakers from Finland, Costa Rica, Morocco, Nepal and the African Peer Review Mechanism. The session was opened by Elliott Harris, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist. From UN CEPA, Cristina Duarte (former Minister of Finance, Planning and Public Administration of Cabo Verde) participated as discussant.