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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.


Ecuador study: Implications of macroeconomic policy, external shocks and social protection systems on poverty, inequality and vulnerability in Latin America and the Caribbean. Ecuador, 1990-2006 – (Implicaciones de la política macroeconómica, los choques externos y los sistemas de protección social en la pobreza, la desigualdad y la vulnerabilidad. El caso del Ecuador, 1990-2006)

This report presents the results for the case of Ecuador. The document is presents a historical evolution of macroeconomic indicators in the country; the evolution and functioning of labor markets in Ecuador; analysis of the living conditions of population and social protection systems in the country today; a description of the computable general equilibrium model used in the project; simulations of macroeconomic shocks and public policy to analyze their impact on poverty and inequality; and the main conclusions and policy recommendations.

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.

Cost Benefit analysis

Cost benefit analysis tool for identifying institutional capacity building priorities in LDCs: an application to Uganda

Strengthening International Support Measures for the Least Developed Countries

The Policy Note takes stock of the nature of the financial, technical and institutional support and preferential trade-related treatments that have been provided to LDCs. It provides an assessment of how useful these existing support measures have been and identifies ways in which they can be made more effective.