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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.

Handbook and Guide on Vulnerability Resilience Profile

The Handbook and Guide provides guidance on a 5 steps analytical framework known as the Vulnerability-Resilience Profile (VRP). The VRP tool is designed to focus on monitoring and evaluation of progress of the commitments to sustainable development as stated under the Barbados Programme of Action (BPoA) and the Mauritius Strategy for Implementation (MSI). The tool addresses the vulnerability-resilience nexus and consists of an assessment of a country’s vulnerabilities and its capacity to cope with these vulnerabilities. The vulnerability assessment would be based on both qualitative and quantitative indicators and indices that reflect a country’s vulnerabilities to threats in terms of the three dimensions of sustainable development: environmental, economic and social. The resilience assessment would evaluate the measures that strengthen the coping capacity of the country to prevent, adapt to, or mitigate these exogenous and endogenous risks and threats for each of the three dimensions of sustainable development in term of actions at three levels: national, regional and international.

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.