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Colombia: From Big Data to Smart Data to Advance SDG Statistics (2018)

Colombia’s national statistical office – DANE – began working with big data in the context of a broader institutional strategy that was launched in early 2015. The SDGs added to the momentum, as many indicators required new sets and combinations of data that were not readily available at the time. Sandra Moreno, Angela López and Angélica Palma share some of their insights from DANE’s endeavour to constantly think and act ‘outside the box’.

Georgia: Harmonising private sector reporting with the VNR milestones (2021)

This case study is taken from the P4R study on 'Engaging non-state actors and local authorities in SDG follow-up and review - Stocktaking, evolving practices and lessons learned'

Ghana: CSOs platform alignment with national 2030 Agenda institutional arrangements (2021)

This case study is taken from the P4R study on 'Engaging non-state actors and local authorities in SDG follow-up and review - Stocktaking, evolving practices and lessons learned'

Malaysia: The role of academia and universities in co-revising and co-validating VNR content (2021)

This case study is taken from the P4R study on 'Engaging non-state actors and local authorities in SDG follow-up and review - Stocktaking, evolving practices and lessons learned'

Poland: Mobilising private sector contributions through practice-oriented SDG reporting tools (2021)

This case study is taken from the P4R study on 'Engaging non-state actors and local authorities in SDG follow-up and review - Stocktaking, evolving practices and lessons learned'

South Africa: Ensuring CSO SDG reporting informs official review findings (2021)

This case study is taken from the P4R study on 'Engaging non-state actors and local authorities in SDG follow-up and review - Stocktaking, evolving practices and lessons learned'

The Philippines: Using citizen-generated data for SDG review and follow-up (2020)

With the country’s two VNR processes (2016 and 2019) and consultations on localising the SDG targets, the interaction between the government and CSOs in the Philippines has intensified. In response to interest expressed by both sides, a project launched in 2019 assessed how citizen-generated data (CGD) might be used for official reporting. Patricia Anne R. San Buenaventura, Chief Statistical Specialist, explains the key steps, challenges and results of the project by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and the Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21), and describes the PSA’s efforts to institutionalise the use of CGD in the Philippines.

Viet Nam: Developing and harmonising indicator systems (2020)

In an effort to bring the long-term development strategy into line with the 2030 Agenda, Viet Nam elaborated the SDG National Action Plan, translating the 169 global targets into 115 national targets. To monitor and evaluate implementation, Viet Nam issued a set of sustainable development statistical indicators. Nguyễn Đình Khuyến, Deputy Director of the Methodology Standards and IT Department of the General Statistics Office (GSO), explains how this set was developed and harmonised with other indicator systems in the country.