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About the Report

This report is the result of over 18 months of consultative work led by the SDSN with the contributions of nearly 500 organizations and thousands of individuals – draft versions of the report have so far been downloaded over 80,000 times. The SDSN Thematic Groups, a large number of UN agencies and other international institutions, national statistical offices, civil society organizations, academia, and businesses have provided expert input that has helped us improve the indicator framework. We are particularly grateful for the detailed comments received during two public consultations, the first from February to March 2014, and the second in January 2015. Comments submitted during these consultations and changes made to our report are provided on our website.

This is the final version of the report, though the list of Global Monitoring Indicators may be periodically updated as experts agree on metrics or new ones are developed to fill the identified gaps. These updates will be made on our new indicator web platform.

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Previous Versions
Public Consultations

2nd global public consultation (2015):

Preliminary summary of comments from the 2nd public consultation – February 23, 2015

All public comments on the report received during this consultation will be posted online soon. 

1st global public consultation (2014):

Results from the public consultation of the draft SDSN report (summary of comments and how they were addressed) – May 22, 2014

View all public comments received via consultation (Excel | PDF) – updated May 24, 2014

View all changes made to the report in response to the public consultation (tracked changes version) – May 22, 2014

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