Sixth meeting of the IAEG-SDGs

11 - 14 Nov 2017   Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
The Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies

The sixth meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), will be held from 11 to 14 November 2017 in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. The meeting will be hosted by The Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (DERASAT).

This meeting will follow the same format as previous IAEG-SDG meetings, with a Members meeting taking place during the first two days (11 - 12 November) and a Plenary Session taking place during the second two days (13 - 14 November). During the plenary session, all countries, international and regional agencies and entities, and other stakeholders are invited to attend.

The IAEG-SDGs was established by the Statistical Commission at its 46th session to develop an indicator framework for the monitoring of the Goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development at the global level, and to support its implementation.

Meeting objectives

  • Review the tier classification
  • Discuss the proposed guidelines on data flows and global data reporting
  • Review progress made on the methodological development of tier III indicators
  • Discuss issues related to the work stream on data disaggregation
  • Discuss progress made on the data reporting calendar
  • Other related issues

Resources for participants

  • List of Participants (PDF)
  • Plenary Session - Provisional Agenda (PDF)
  • Travel Guide (PDF)

Outcome documents

Background documents and weblinks


  • Agenda item 3 Update on the working groups:

  • Update Interlinkages Working Group (PDF)
  • Update on Geo-Spatial Working Group (PDF)
  • Update SDMX Working Group (PDF)
  • Update on the Joint Subgroup (PDF)

  • Agenda item 4. Presentation of the updated tier system:

  • Tier Reclassification based on data availability - Tiers I and II (PDF)
  • Tier III indicators re-classified based on advancements in methodology (PDF)

  • Agenda item 5. Progress by custodian agencies and stakeholders on methodological development and other implementation activities on SDG indicators:

  • Enhancing national capacities for monitoring land degradation - Conservation International 15.3.1 (PDF)
  • Progress towards an international definition of "small-scale food producers" - FAO (PDF)
  • Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI)- MPI Indicator (PDF)
  • Update on Methodological Development - SDG Indicator 5.6.2 - UNFPA (PDF)
  • Integrated Monitoring of Goal 6 Indicators - UN-Water (PDF)
  • Sustainable development goal indicator 5.1.1 - UN-Women (PDF)
  • Measuring Sustainable Tourism and the SDGs - UNWTO (PDF)
  • Disaster Risk Reduction Indicators - UNISDR (PDF)

  • Agenda item 6. International agencies data collection calendar and compilation of NSOs' SDG data contact persons:

  • Data collection calendar and NSO SDG contact person (PDF)

  • Agenda item 7. Guidelines on data flows and global data reporting:

  • IAEG Draft Guidelines on Data Flows and Global data reporting for Sustainable development goals (PDF)
  • CCSA - Guiding Principles of Data Reporting and Data sharing for the Global Monitoring of the SDG Document (PDF)
  • Guidelines on data flows and global data reporting - Case studies (PDF)
  • UNICEF Case Study Example (PDF)
  • IUCN Case Study Example (PDF)
  • UNECE Case Studies (PDF)

  • Agenda item 8. SDG implementation and reporting at national, regional, global and thematic levels (presentations by countries, regional commissions, UNSD and stakeholders):

  • Brazil SDG Monitoring and Implementation (PDF)
  • Cameroon SDG Reporting and Implementation (PDF)
  • Fiji SDG Implementation and Reporting at National and Regional Levels (PDF)
  • Ghana SDG Implementation and Monitoring (PDF)
  • India SDG Implementation (PDF)
  • Ireland SDG Monitoring and Implementation (PDF)
  • Philippines SDG Implementation and Reporting (PDF)
  • GCC-Stat - Statistics for SDGs (PDF)
  • UNECE - Statistics for SDGs (PDF)
  • UNESCO Thematic Monitoring - Goal 4 (PDF)
  • UNICEF SDG Implementation (PDF)
  • UNSD - SDG Implementation Activities (PDF)
  • Open Data Watch - Gender Data and the SDGs (PDF)
  • Private Sector Contribution to the SDGs (PDF)
  • Women's Major Group SDG Implementation (PDF)

  • Agenda item 9. Annual refinements of indicators:

  • Proposed Annual Refinements of Indicators (PDF)

  • Agenda item 10. Data disaggregation:

  • IAEG Work Stream on Data Disaggregation (PDF)
  • IOM Presentation on Migration Disaggregation (PDF)
  • Stakeholder Statement on Data Disaggregation (PDF)

  • Agenda item 11. Work plan, next steps and IAEG-SDG's report to the 49th session of UNSC:

  • Work Plan and Next Steps (PDF)

  • Side Event on Ageing Statistics

  • Proposal for a Titchfield City Group on Ageing and Age-disaggregated data - HelpAge International (PDF)