Following the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a 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. These indicators were designed to properly monitor the progress achieved by the countries in the context of the implementation of the SDGs.
The PARIS21 Secretariat was assigned as custodian agency for three indicators within SDG 17 that are related to statistical capacity: "Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development".
The three indicators are labelled below :
- Number of countries that have a national statistical legislation that complies with the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics
- Number of countries with a national statistical plan that is fully funded and under implementation, by source of funding
- Dollar value of all resources made available to strengthen statistical capacity in developing countries
Every year, PARIS21 contributes to the UN Secretary General's report on progress made towards the 17 SDGs by submitting data about the countries based on the three indicators monitored by the Secretariat.