A robust follow-up and review mechanism for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires a solid framework of indicators and statistical data to monitor progress, inform policy and ensure accountability of all stakeholders. The global indicator framework was adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017 and is contained in the Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (A/RES/71/313). The latest updated Framework can be found here in the downloads below Of the 232 global SDG indicators, 201 are applicable to Uganda.
Uganda is one of twenty countries across Africa and Asia participating in the UNSD-DFID project, which is led by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and funded by the UK Department for International Development. The overall objective of the project is to make Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) data open and available to the widest possible audience. The project aims to improve the availability of data on nationally aligned SDG indicators and making them more accessible through national data and metadata platforms for dissemination.
ODP is a cloud-based dissemination platform developed by the African Development Bank (AfDB) with support from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and is available to all African countries. UNSD and AfDB worked with Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) and the SDG Secretariat at the Office of the Prime Minister to develop the platform, with support from the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) in Uganda. UBOS is the chair of the Data Technical Working Group within the National SDG Coordination Framework.
The ODP platform currently contains data for 40 global SDG indicators and allows the user to browse through some initial visualisations and view the global metadata for each indicator and download data for further use. Other developments foreseen include the addition of further data, including extended time series for the global indicators and the addition of national SDG indicators, as well as the addition of national metadata for the indicators. As part of this process, UNSD and AfDB will be providing in-depth training to UBOS and other stakeholders so that they can take full ownership of maintaining and updating the platform and dashboards.
Uganda’s Data Platform can be found here: