What is SDG Dashboard launched by Statistics Ministry?

Union Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) launched India’s first Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) dashboard in a bid to effectively track country’s progress on Agenda 2030 adopted by UN. It was launched on occasion of National Statistics Day (on June 29) which marks birth anniversary of Prof. P C Mahalanobis.

About SDG Dashboard

It is a unique, searchable platform, which provides data and insights on how India is progressing on SDGs.

Function:

It is a first of its kind national platform that pulls together reliable data from more than 100 different data sets, portals and sectors on to only one easy to use and intuitive platform, to power better informed decision making on SDGs.

It will be India’s official data repository of National Indicator Framework (NIF) on SDGs, which is India’s largest monitoring framework with 306 statistical indicators.

Partnership: SDG Dashboard is developed in partnership with United Nation in India, Department for International Development (DFID) India and data intelligence firm Social Cops.

Need: India is one of the world’s fastest growing economies and is also one of the nations with fastest growing populations. Therefore, being home to about 17% of world population India’s progress in SDGs is crucial.

Significance:

Dashboard can help fast-track India’s progress in SDGs by helping state governments contextualize, visualize, track and measure their progress towards goals more effectively.

It also allows state governments to track their performance on each goal and compare it to other states and identify priority areas, which need urgent action.

What are SDGs?

They are universal call by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for action towards ending poverty, improving health and education, protecting planet, and ensuring that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

India has been closely monitoring its progress on SDGs through its National Indicator Framework and India SDG Index released in 2018.

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