United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development
Publications

Tackling the Challenges of SDG Monitoring: A Roadmap Outlining the Costs and Value of a Water Sector Monitoring System

Publication Year: 2015 Publisher: UN Water

Background

A coalition of technical experts propose to provide analysis that integrates new data instruments, technologies, standards and approaches with existing systems for the monitoring of Goal 6 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This analysis is critical to building an action plan that incorporates costs and shows the benefits of integrated water data collection systems, generating models relevant to national and regional agencies and the
ongoing SDG indicator design process. The goal is to enhance global and national monitoring systems for the water sector. This analysis will support the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (to be launched in September 2015), the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) thematic group on data, the
Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Indicators (IAEG-SDG), as well as National Statistics Offices, which will be the focal points to design national SDG monitoring processes.