2 years after Agenda 2030, most governments still face difficulties in measuring and tracking the SDGs
In September 2015, 193 countries signed Agenda 2030, with a list of 17 goals that the world agreed to pursue. Six months later, the United Nations Statistical Commission created a preliminary SDG indicator framework, breaking these 17 goals into 230 indicators.
Since then, each UN country team has been working with their local government to contextualize the global SDG indicators — creating a custom set of SDG indicators for each country, based on its needs, available data, and local context. This is still in progress around the world.
After these national frameworks are closed, states around the world will have to further contextualize and customize their national frameworks. Then, most importantly, each government will have to figure out how to get the data it needs to track its unique framework.