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Development of specific measures and tools

The Addis Agenda called on the United Nations system to develop transparent measures of progress on sustainable development that go beyond per capita income and tools to mainstream sustainable development.

SDG indicators
The Secretary-General’s first progress report on the Sustainable Development Goals is based on the global indicator framework developed by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators. It presents the first overview of the global situation relative to the 17 goals of the 2030 Agenda using the currently available data to highlight the most significant gaps and challenges. Covering all dimensions of sustainable development, the report represents a comprehensive measure of progress. 
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The SDG indicators database, provides transparency on the data used for global reporting. The database contains the data on the global SDG indicators used in the SDG progress reports and includes both country level data as well as regional and global aggregates. The database is maintained by the UN-DESA Statistics Division. It includes data for 115 of the 230 SDG indicators agreed in 2016 with almost 500 data series and a total of more than 330,000 data records. Many data series contain disaggregated data. The SDG indicators database and the interactive Sustainable Development Goals Report 2016 received on average 10,000 unique page views each, demonstrating the accessibility and high usage of this data. Many countries are undertaking strong efforts in establishing national reporting platforms for SDG data and there also strong efforts being undertaken to provide technical assistance to such efforts in developing countries.