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The Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) are now available in Sinzer

Posted by Marlon van Dijk on 21 April 2016


Sinzer recently announced a formal Data Partnership with the Global Value Exchange (GVE). We are presenting a series of blogs with more detailed information about the data sources GVE uses to extract outcomes, indicators and valuations from. This week we highlight the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) from which 17 outcomes and 174 related indicators are extracted and added to the GVE database. As a result of our data partnership with the GVE, these outcomes and indicators can now also be accessed on the Sinzer platform.

The Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) are a set of goals and targets, which UN member states are expected to use to frame their policies, agendas and aid programs. The seventeen goals are expected to contribute to the achievement of an ambitious plan: to end poverty, combat inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. Each goal is identified as a separate outcome, including their targets as indicators related to these outcomes.

Building on and replacing the Millennium Development Goals which were supposed to be achieved by 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals target a broader range of issues. As such, they aim to address the underlying causes of poverty and inequality which often are important barriers to sustainable development.

Stakeholder involvement has informed the selection of the Sustainable Development Goals. As part of the stakeholder involvement and engagement process, the UN conducted and facilitated various working group discussions, consultations and door-to-door surveys. Moreover, the organization launchedthe ‘My World 2015’ website where anybody can vote on the development issues they feel are most important.

GVE has uploaded each of the Goals to the Global Value Exchange as the following outcomes:

  • Partnerships for the Goals
  • Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • Life on Land
  • Life Below Water
  • Climate Action
  • Responsible Consumption and Production
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Reduced Inequalities
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Gender Equality
  • Quality Education
  • Good Health and Well-Being
  • Zero Hunger
  • No Poverty

Targets have been developed for each of the Goals. These have been uploaded to the GVE as indicators and are linked to the relevant outcome. For example, the following indicators have been linked to the outcome ‘No Poverty’:

  • Creation of policy frameworks to support poverty eradication measures
  • Equal rights to economic resources
  • Implementation of social protection systems and measures
  • Improved resilience of vulnerable groups
  • Mobilisation of resources to implement poverty eradication measures
  • Reduce extreme poverty globally
  • Reduce proportion of men, women and children living in relative and absolute poverty

All entries are uploaded and can be accessed by searching “Global Goals for Sustainable Development” on the outcomes and indicators pages of the GVE and within Sinzer.

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Topics: Social impact, SDGs

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