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1 Post-2015 Approach to Indicators, Measurement and Reporting
Umar Serajuddin Development Data Group (DECDG), The World Bank Presented at the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty March 23-27, 2015, Washington, DC

2 The 17 Sustainable Development Goals
Try One word per goal … - Poverty - Hunger - Health - Education - Gender - Water and Sanitation - Energy - Jobs - Technology - Equality - Cities - Waste - Planet - Oceans - Forests - Peace - Aid

3 This is a transition from the MDGs …
Compared with MDGs more comprehensive and far reaching 8 goals, 18 targets, 60 indicators versus 17 goals, 169 targets and ?? Indicators Goals are universal Several Goals and targets are designed to ‘finish the job’ Role of data even more central (e.g., many indicators, high demand for disaggregation) Goal and target setting process highly participatory

4 Developing SDG indicator framework a multi-stage process
High-level summit in September 2015 is expected to adopt the post development agenda and its goals and targets For indicators - Initial proposal for a list of global indicators by mid-March 2015 (in support of the intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda) First draft proposal for an indicator framework by mid-July 2015 Second draft proposal for an indicator framework by end of December for discussion at the 47th session of the UN Statistical Commission in March 2016

5 Some lessons from MDG monitoring
The clarity of the MDG framework improved the use of statistics for better development policy Data for measuring MDG progress improved over time, but there is a long way to go Improving national statistical capacity is key: it should not be neglected in favor of collection by agencies Indicators should be ‘fit for purpose’; e.g., global progress monitoring is a different purpose to informing national policy For global advocacy and monitoring, only a handful of indicators mattered The MDG indicator database is a major achievement. With advances in technology it can be even better

6 Issues to Consider in SDG monitoring: Examples of poverty and inequality related goals and targets
Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere Target 1.1: By 2030, eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, currently measured as people living on less than $1.25 a day Target 1.2: By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries Target 10.1: By 2030, progressively achieve and sustain income growth of the bottom 40 per cent of the population at a rate higher than the national average

7 Issues to Consider … Are indicators ‘fit for purpose’?
What are data requirements and what are methodologies to monitor? How will reporting take place?

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