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Following consensus on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on the SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDG) developed the Global Indicator Framework (GIF) with corresponding targets and indicators for the 17 Goals adopted by the General Assembly in September 2015. The GIF was later adopted by the United Nations Statistical Commission during its 48th meeting held in March 2017 and subsequently by the UN General Assembly on 6th July 2017 .
The 2030 Agenda builds on the unfinished work of the Millennium Development Goals and brings about newfound global momentum to revitalize efforts to complete what was not achieved, striving to reach the most vulnerable and the furthest first, while maintaining a balance between the economic, social and environmental dimensions of the SDGs. It is a universal agenda that, among others, calls for sound data disaggregation - including by age, sex, wealth, geography, disability, etc, in order to narrow disparities and to make sure that no one is left behind in reaping the benefits of development.
The work of Statistics Botswana pertaining to the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development takes prominence from the 47th Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) held in March 2016. As per the decision of this body, Statistics Botswana as the national statistical organization, is to take the lead in the coordination of the SDGs GIF at the national level and is among the 28 member countries that make up the IAEG – SDGs. The UN Stats Commission coordinates technical work on the development of international statistical standards, methods and guidelines, and implements the Global Indicator Framework (GIF), undertaking follow-ups and reviewing progress being made towards the attainment of the SDGs and their targets.
In order to appropriately gauge whether positive or negative strides are being made in the implementation of the 2030 agenda, quality and timely data is critical. This data must feed into a comprehensive and well-kept SDGs monitoring system. In this context, the initial work by Statistics Botswana involved consultations to assess the capacity of the National Statistical System and to determine the current status regarding methodology and data availability to produce SDG indicators on a regular basis. This culminated in the development of the Botswana National SDGs Domesticated Indicator Framework which contains 17 goals, 169 targets and 209 indicators. Of the 209 indicators, 158 are measurable and categorized under Tier I and II, 47 are unmeasurable as their methodologies are still being defined, while 4 are multitier indicators.
UNDP therefore requires services on an individual consultant to support Statistics Botswana to assess the adequacy of the data that is currently available, and to define the data that is missing for the forty-six (46) indicators categorized as easily feasible in the Botswana SDG Domesticated Indicator Framework Stats Brief of December 2018.