Mexico’s SDG portal incorporates a geographic search function that allows users to find data for 66 indicators on a province-by-province basis.
SIODS allows users to customize bulk downloads of data by selecting goals, targets, indicators and geographies.
The portal is one of five SDG data platforms developed in collaboration with Esri.
July 2018: Mexico has launched an online platform to track progress towards achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The platform titled, Information System of Sustainable Development Goals (SIODS), reports on 66 indicators corresponding to 16 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The comparison function helps identify areas that are making progress towards the 2030 Agenda, and areas where more effort is needed.
The portal was released on the occasion of Mexico’s Voluntary National Review (VNR) during the July 2018 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). It provides a centralized location to house data from various departments and agencies, and provides tools to analyze and visualize this information. For example, it includes a geographic search function, which allows users to view SDG data for each province in Mexico. Once the geography is selected, the platform returns a table displaying all the Goal, target and indicator information for that province and compares it to national level statistics. This comparison function helps the user to identify areas that are making progress towards the 2030 Agenda, and areas where further efforts are required.
SIODS also allows users to customize bulk downloads of data from a download page. The download page allows users to specify which Goal, target or indicator they want to download, for which geographies and in which output format. This functionality enables users to easily tailor data requests for their needs.
Mexico’s portal was developed in collaboration with Esri – a private-sector company specializing in data and spatial analytics. Mexico’s portal is one of five portals to emerge from the partnership with Esri. The other portals were developed by Ireland, the Philippines, the State of Palestine and the UN Statistics Division for its SDG open data hub. [SDG Knowledge Hub stories about data platforms] [Information System of Sustainable Development Goals (SIODS)]