Eighth meeting of the IAEG-SDGs

5 - 8 Nov 2018   Stockholm, Sweden
SIDA Headquarters

The eighth meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), will be held from 5 to 8 November 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. The meeting will be hosted by Statistics Sweden.

This meeting will follow the same format as the previous IAEG-SDG meeting. There will be a Members meeting taking place during the first day (5 November) and a Plenary Session taking place during the following three days (6 - 8 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 implementation plan for data flows and case studies on data flows for SDGs
  • Review Tier III work plans and updates
  • Review timeline and process for 2020 comprehensive review and additional indicators
  • Discuss progress made on the work stream on data disaggregation
  • Share experiences on implementing monitoring of the SDGs
  • Other related issues

Resources for participants

  • List of participants (PDF)
  • Provisional Agenda (PDF) (as of 2 November 2018)
  • Information Note (PDF)

Outcome documents

Background documents and weblinks


  • Opening Remarks from Mr. Joakim Symne, Director-General of Statistics Sweden (PDF)
  • Statement from Barrie Bain, International Fertilizer Association (PDF)


  • Agenda item 2. Update on latest events

  • Better Data and the HLPF (PDF)
  • United Nations World Data Forum (PDF)

  • Agenda item 3. Update on the working groups

  • SDMX Working Group Update (PDF)
  • Geospatial Information Working Group Update (PDF)
  • Interlinkages Working Group Update (PDF)

  • Agenda item 4. Tier reclassification of indicators

  • UNESCO-IOC 14.3.1 Reclassification (PDF)
  • FAO 2.4.1 Reclassification (PDF)
  • FAO 12.3.1a Reclassification (PDF)
  • WHO 3.b.3 Reclassification (PDF)
  • UNESCO-UIS 4.1.1a Reclassification (PDF)
  • UNESCO-UIS 4.1.1a FAQs (PDF)
  • UNESCO-UIS 4.7.1 and 12.8.1 Reclassification (PDF)
  • ILO and World Bank 10.7.1 Reclassification (PDF)
  • World Bank 10.2.1 Reclassification (PDF)
  • World Bank 17.13.1 Reclassification (PDF)
  • DESA-IOM 10.7.2 Reclassification (PDF)
  • IPU 16.7.1a Reclassification (PDF)
  • UN-Habitat 11.3.2 Reclassification (PDF)
  • UN-Habitat 11.7.1 Reclassification (PDF)
  • UNODC 16.4.2 Reclassification (PDF)
  • WHO 3.8.1 Methodology Update (PDF)
  • Tier Reclassification Based on Data Availability (PDF)

  • Agenda item 5. SDG implementation and monitoring - interlinkages case studies and best practices

  • Ms. Cara Williams, Canada (PDF)
  • Ms. Viveka Palm, Sweden (PDF)
  • Mr. Sven Kaumanns, Germany (PDF)
  • Ms. Ranjula Swain, Misum, Stockholm School of Economics (PDF)
  • Mr. Alban Cela, Albania (PDF)

  • Agenda item 6. Data flows and global data reporting

  • Criteria for the implementation of the Guidelines on Data Flows and Global Data Reporting for Sustainable Development Goals (PDF)
  • Ms. Claire Plateau, France (PDF)
  • Ms. Aberash Tariku Abaye, Ethiopia (PDF)
  • Ms. Ritsuko Honda, UNISDR (PDF)

  • Agenda item 7. Data disaggregation

  • Mr. Sven Kaumanns, IAEG-SDGs (PDF)

  • Agenda item 8. SDG implementation and monitoring - Data disaggregation case studies and best practices

  • Mr. Andrea Pellandra, UNHCR and Ms. Natalia Baal, JIPS (PDF)
  • Mr. Vladimir Cuk, International Disability Alliance (PDF), Additional information (PDF)
  • Ms. Claudia Wells, United Kingdom (PDF)
  • Mr. Ahmad Hosseinpoor, WHO (PDF), WHO HIM tools and resources (PDF), WHO Health inequality monitoring (PDF)

  • Agenda item 9. Use of proxy indicators to monitor targets where indicators are currently Tier III

  • Use of proxy indicators to monitor targets where indicators are currently Tier III (PDF)

  • Agenda item 10. 2020 Comprehensive Review

  • Workplan and Timeline for 2020 Comprehensive Review (PDF)

  • Agenda item 11. SDG implementation and monitoring - geographic information systems case studies and best practices

  • Mr. Hui Du, UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (PDF)
  • Ms. Karen Chavez Quintero, Colombia (PDF)
  • Mr. Enrique Ordaz, Mexico (PDF)
  • Ms. Marie Haldorson, Sweden (PDF)

  • Agenda item 13. Annual refinements of indicators

  • Proposed Annual Refinements of Indicators (PDF)

  • Agenda item 14. SDG implementation and monitoring - national and regional monitoring and capacity building case studies and best practices

  • Mr. Salah Al Muzahmi, GCC-Stat (PDF)
  • Mr. Hermanus Rietveld, Netherlands (PDF)
  • Ms. Renata Bielak, Poland (PDF)
  • Mr. Robert Höglund, Oxfam Sweden (PDF)

  • Agenda item 15. Work plan, next steps and IAEG-SDG's report to the 50th session of UNSC

  • Work Plan and Next Steps (PDF)

  • IAEG-SDGs Working Meeting on Data Disaggregation

  • Meeting Summary (PDF)
  • List of Participants (PDF)

  • Side Event

  • TOSSD Side Event (PDF)