Welcome to the E-Handbook on Sustainable Development Goals Indicators' page

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development “encourages member states to conduct regular and inclusive reviews of progress at the national and sub-national levels which are country-led and country-driven”. 

This handbook is targeted towards national statisticians to enable them to monitor progress made in implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals based on data produced by national statistical systems.

It addresses the growing need for information targeted towards national statisticians to collect, calculate, and monitor the SDGs using data produced by the national statistical systems. We hope this will be a comprehensive yet straightforward reference that focuses on key aspects–such as concepts, definition, sources, calculations–that are essential to measuring indicators. It also provides additional links and references to more detailed information, so that national statisticians are able to delve into detailed references when needed.

Given the continuous work on refinement of indicators this e-handbook will be kept as a living document for updating as and when required in this wiki. 

This handbook was prepared by United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) in collaboration with the custodian agencies for each indicators. For goals/indicators that do not have chapters here yet, they are currently being prepared and they will be uploaded here as soon as they become available. 

*The handbook is also available for download as a PDF file. To download, please click here*

If you have any questions about the handbook please contact Mr. Sokunpanha You (sokunpanha.you@un.org) with copy to Mr. Ze Yar Min (min@un.org). 

Citation: UN DESA. E-Handbook on Sustainable Development Goals Indicators. New York, USA: UN DESA. © UN DESA. https://unstats.un.org/wiki/display/SDGeHandbook

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