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.

1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation10. Reduce inequality within and among countries11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development