Supporting Official Statistics in Monitoring and Achieving the 2030 Agenda

Exploiting various data sources, including Earth observations and geospatial information, reduces the cost of monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their associated Targets and Indicators, and makes SDG reporting manageable and sustainable within the limited resources available to national governments. In addition, use of Earth observations and geospatial information to measure and monitor progress toward achieving the SDGs will provide developing countries and regions with increased capacity to acquire, analyze, and utilize these data for other policy-making purposes.