When Uganda adopted the SDGs in 2015, the country was able to report on 41 indicators out of 232 indicators in the SDG Framework. In 2020, the country has been able to report on 92 indicators which have data points.
Indicators are an essential component of any effective monitoring and evaluation system. At both the national and subnational levels, indicators provide technical experts and decision-makers with the data required to effectively manage a country’s response. Uganda is therefore making progress, not just on the Sustainable Development Goals, but also on the number of indicators on which the country can obtain data points on which to report and make realistic decisions in planning – as long as they are of strong quality, and used carefully, with integrity.
Working with the Uganda Bureau of Statistics and all other relevant partners, the goal is to have more indicators on which to report, but which must be useful, technically sound, practical, and feasible.