Conference of European Statisticians: Road Map on Statistics for Sustainable Development Goals
The second edition of the Road Map (Road Map 2.0) aims to continue to guide the CES work on statistics for the SDGs. In the first five years of implementation of the 2030 Agenda, processes for providing statistics for the SDGs have evolved at global, regional and national levels.
Many challenges remain and new ones continue to emerge, requiring new approaches and solutions. As indicated in the first edition of the Road Map, the publication was intended to be a living document. The CES Steering Group on Statistics for SDGs committed to update it, taking into account relevant developments including the work of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity Building for the 2030 Agenda (HLG-PCCB), and the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21).
The Road Map 2.0 fulfils the relevant requirements. The 2021 CES plenary session endorsed the Road Map 2.0. The Road Map focuses on issues relating to the SDG monitoring that are examined by various stakeholders at international and national level. It provides a framework for NSOs and other institutions involved in data production and reporting, assessing progress towards the SDGs and communicating information on the SDGs. 38. The contents of the Road Map 2.0 are largely based on those presented in the first edition of the Road Map but are more extensive in terms of more refined descriptions of topics commonly raised during international meetings.
Additionally, special attention is given to the statistics needed to address the “leave no one behind” commitment and to quality assurance of the SDG indicators. The Road Map 2.0 also includes national case studies, provides recommendations for NSOs as they strive to meet the challenge to provide and coordinate the delivery of data on the global SDG indicators and to support the review and follow-up of progress towards the SDGs at national level.