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.
This Handbook aims at promoting a better understanding of the LDC category and the benefits derived from membership therein. It contains a comprehensive explanation of the criteria, procedures and methodology used by the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) for establishing which countries are eligible for inclusion in, or recommended for graduation from, the LDC category.
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.
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.
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.
This Manual is an aid to demographers and population experts to estimate flows of internal migration and stocks of migrants. The Manual explains the use of censuses, population registers and sample surveys as sources of data on migration and introduces direct and indirect methods to derive varied indicators. Manual VI is related to Manual II, Preparing migration data for subnational population projections and Model life tables for developing countries.