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E-Handbook on Sustainable Development Goals Indicators

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development “encourages member states to conduct regular and inclusive reviews of progress at the national and sub-national levels which are country-led and country-driven”.

This handbook is targeted towards national statisticians to enable them to monitor progress made in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals based on data produced by national statistical systems.

It addresses the growing need for information targeted towards national statisticians to collect, calculate, and monitor the SDGs using data produced by the national statistical systems. We hope this will be a comprehensive yet straightforward reference that focuses on key aspects–such as concepts, definition, sources, calculations–that are essential to measuring indicators. It also provides additional links and references to more detailed information, so that national statisticians are able to delve into detailed references when needed.


Analysing and Measuring Social Inclusion in a Global Context

The study serves as a guiding framework for policymakers, researchers and practitioners interested in developing practical tools for evidence-based policy making, impact assessment, monitoring and evaluation in the area of social inclusion.

Methods for Estimating Adult Mortality

This manual brings together existing methods for adult mortality estimation in situations where reliable and complete data registration systems are not available. The methods covered include census survival methods, growth balance methods, the extinct generations method, estimates from data on survival of parents, and estimates from data on survival of siblings.

Manual X. Indirect Techniques for Demographic Estimation

This report is an aid to demographers and population experts to carry out the best possible evaluation and exploitation of data sources, especially those that are incomplete or deficient. Manual X describes a wide range of time-tested techniques to make indirect estimates of demographic parameters. Each of the techniques presented is based on a mathematical model and explained in easy-to-follow examples.

Manual IV. Methods of Estimating Basic Demographic Measures from Incomplete Data

This Manual presents a variety of methods to estimate fertility and mortality from census and survey data. The manual combines theoretical exposition with non-technical, do-it-yourself instructions so all the methods can be employed by persons with limited expertise in demography. Examples of actual application of the most important methods are also provided. Manual IV is closely related to other manuals in this cluster, in particular Manuals II and X.