ADB Article: Data - The Missing Link in Meeting the SDGs

In 2015, world leaders adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, which seek to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. More than 200 development indicators need to be tracked to assess the status of each of the 17 goals.

How can countries know how well they are progressing with these goals? And how can they determine the best way to channel social services to the people who need them most? The answer is data.

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Publish Date: 17th August 2016

Last Updated: 29th August 2016


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