The local government needs to play an effective role in ensuring that the benefit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reaches all. Thus, enhanced participation in the SDGs implementation process and empowerment of the local government is vital. A “Local Government Commission” can be formed to ensure proper harmonisation among the ministries and the administration and also to strengthen the voice of the local government. These views emerged at a local level dialogue, “Role of local government in SDGs implementation”. The dialogue was jointly organised by the Citizen’s Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh, Madaripur Municipality, the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and Madaripur Legal Aid Association (MLAA) on 13 April 2019 at the Madaripur Shilpakala Academy Auditorium.