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Indicators and a Monitoring Framework for the Sustainable Development Goals

This report is offered as a contribution to the multi-stakeholder debate in support of the SDGs. It outlines how a comprehensive indicator framework might be established to support the goals and targets proposed by the Open Working Group on the SDGs (OWG). The report is the result of 18 months of intensive global discussions involving thousands of experts from UN organizations, academia, civil society, business, and a large number of national statistical offices (NSOs). The large number of detailed comments received from all parts of the world and all areas of expertise gives us confidence that it is possible to measure the full spectrum of SDGs and their targets through a compact indicator framework.

Indicators will be the backbone of monitoring progress towards the SDGs at the local, national, regional, and global levels. A sound indicator framework will turn the SDGs and their targets into a management tool to help countries develop implementation strategies and allocate resources accordingly, as well as a report card to measure progress towards sustainable development and help ensure the accountability of all stakeholders for achieving the SDGs.

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Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
Topics Sustainable Development Goals
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Myanmar
  • Thailand
Copyright Unclear copyright
Version / Edition 1
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Author (corporate) The Sustainable Development Solutions Network
Publisher Sustainable Development Solutions Network
Publication date 2015
Pagination 233
Keywords SDGs
Date uploaded December 19, 2017, 18:50 (UTC)
Date modified December 22, 2017, 08:55 (UTC)