SDSN, Bertelsmann Stiftung Invites Comments on 2019 SDG Index, Dashboard
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The preliminary 2019 SDG Index features one to two new indicators for several Goals.

SDSN and Bertelsmann Stiftung invite comments on the preliminary dashboards, the data sources used, data sources that should be included, the thresholds used to signify Goal achievement and the proposed analysis of trend data.

29 April 2019: The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and Bertelsmann Stiftung are holding a public consultation on the 2019 edition of the Sustainable Development Report. The report includes the SDG Index and Dashboards, which provide a “report card” of each country’s performance on SDG implementation.

The preliminary 2019 SDG Index features new indicators for several Goals:

  • SDG 1 (no poverty): poverty headcount at USD 3.20 per day (percent population);
  • SDG 2 (zero hunger): yield gap closure (percent); and human trophic level;
  • SDG 4 (quality education): lower secondary completion rate (percent);
  • SDG 5 (gender equality): gender gap in minutes spent per day doing unpaid work (minutes);
  • SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth): fatal accidents at work embodied in imports (fatal accidents per 100,000);
  • SDG 13 (climate action): people affected by climate-related disasters (per 100,000 population);
  • SDG 15 (life on land): commodity-driven deforestation, five-year average annual percent;
  • SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions): unsentenced detainees as a proportion of overall prison population; and freedom of press index.

The preliminary Index uses four types of color-coded arrows to donate progress, or lack thereof, on each SDG. The arrows show if a country is: maintaining performance above Goal achievement; on track to meet the Goal; moderately increasing its performance; stagnating; or decreasing in its progress towards meeting a Goal.

In the public consultation, which is open until 17 May 2019, SDSN and Bertelsmann Stiftung invite comments on the preliminary dashboards, the data sources used, data sources that should be included, the thresholds used to signify Goal achievement and the proposed analysis of trend data.

The report is expected to be published in early July 2019, in advance of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). [SDSN Press Release] [SDG Knowledge Hub Story on 2018 Consultation]

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