A sound indicator framework will turn the SDGs and their targets into a management tool to help countries develop implementation strategies, allocate resources, as well as a report card to measure progress towards sustainable development, and help ensure the accountability of all stakeholders for achieving the 17 Goals. As of April 2017, there are 169 Targets and 244 SDG indicators between them. One use of this indicator framework is to show where the goals are being met and where they are not and focus our attention on the need for immediate action
The global indicator framework was developed by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) and agreed upon, including refinements on several indicators, at the 48th session of the United Nations Statistical Commission held in March 2017.
Indicator framework with additional details including DCS classification baseline data compiled by DCS and to be compiled by DCS can be viewed here. This will be updated from time to time as DCS receive data from other institutions
Indicator framework in the form of Excel file can be downloaded from this page.