UN unveils SDG indicators for dissection


A consultation on the indicators to measure the success of the forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was started yesterday by the UN Statistical Commission.  Governments, international agencies, civil society, academia and the private sector are asked to suggest which indicators are best suited to measure progress on the goals.

The consultation is being overseen by the Inter-agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators, which comprises national statistical offices. After the consultation closes on 4 September, the expert group is due to draw up a final set of proposed indicators by March 2016.

Unlike the UN’s Millennium Development Goals, which had eight goals, 21 targets and 48 indicators, the SDGs cover a broader range of issues, including peace, oceans and climate change. The final list of SDGs is to be decided next month during a UN conference in New York.  [Extract:  read more

  • Further details: The Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) is launching an online consultation open to civil society, academia and the private sector to seek their inputs on the development of an indicator framework for the Sustainable Development Goals. This online open consultation follows a consultation initiated in March 2015 that requested inputs from stakeholders on a preliminary proposed list of indicators. [Read more]

To view a summary of the previous consultation click here.
To view a complete compilation of comments from the previous consultation click here.