• International spillovers and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    In an interdependent and interconnected world, countries’ ability to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is affected by positive or negative spillovers from other countries. International SDG spillovers are pervasive. They can relate to the environment, socio-economic factors, finance and governance, and security. Yet, monitoring of progress towards the SDGs and national strategies largely ignore […]

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  • Monitoring the SDGs by Means of the Census

    By Tom Moultrie, University of Cape Town Population-related elements are present in approximately 40% of the SDG indicators. Without appropriate, accurate, and timely data, framed by the principle of ‘no-one left behind’, our ability to monitor progress towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals will be constrained. The challenges of collecting and employing such data will […]

  • Process Brief: Getting the Most out of SDG Data Investments

    This process brief summarizes challenges and key learning from the creation of the Living Manual for Increasing Value by Focusing on Decision Needs and Portfolio Function. This brief also includes lessons for future research and data system design.    

  • Open Algorithms: Participatory Design for Data Projects

    Prepared by Julie Ricard, Data Pop Alliance The Open Algorithms (OPAL) project is a socio-technological innovation to leverage private sector data for public good purposes by “sending the code to the data” in a privacy-preserving, participatory, commercially sensible, scalable and sustainable manner. OPAL’s core element consists of an open platform and algorithms that can be […]

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  • Indicators and a Monitoring Framework for FfD: Proposals for Follow-up and Review of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda

    This paper considers what aspects of the AAAA are already being monitored by the SDG indicator framework and identifies gaps, before reviewing a sample set of issues that should be measured using additional AAAA-specific indicators. It also presents options for establishing an indicator-based global monitoring process, as well as complementary monitoring processes at regional and national levels, and amongst non-governmental actors. It critically evaluates the feasibility of each option, setting out key recommendations for Member States.

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