The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by 193 UN member states at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in 2015. It provides an ambitious, globally-agreed, shared blueprint for the world we want to see by 2030.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were born at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in 2012. SDGs are a set of universal goals that meet the urgent environmental, political and economic challenges faced by the world. The SDGs replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which started a global effort in 2000 to tackle the indignity of poverty.
SDGs otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The SDGs, officially known as “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” is a set of 17 aspirational “Global Goals” with 169 targets and 248 indicators by 2022. Though the indicator frame work has 248 indicators, 13 indicators repeat under two or three different targets. Therefore, indicator framework has 231 unique indicators to monitor the status of sustainable development of countries.
The Department of Census & Statistics (DCS) plays a vital role in monitoring the implementation of the 2030 agenda of Sustainable Development of the country. In addition to its surveys and census, new data sources are used to compile statistics. The administrative data accumulated from day-to-day activities of the stakeholders of the National Statistical System (NSS) of the country; Ministries, Departments and other institutions are used to produce indicators.
In producing these indicators, the DCS contributes substantially from its regular surveys and census and administrative records of other ministries and Departments. The indicators compiled by the DCS are given in this website and updated regularly.