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New Index, Database Aim To Help Track Country-Level Progress On SDGs

Devex: New forums, opportunities push inclusion of science, data in SDGs
“Nearly a year after world leaders adopted the broad-reaching Sustainable Development Goals, leading scientists, innovators, and civil society actors are turning their attention to the first phase of how to achieve them. A key starting point is the question of how to measure the SDGs most effectively on local, national, and global levels. … A new ‘SDG Index and Database‘ launched last week by the New York-based Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the German nonprofit Bertelsmann Foundation, marks the first global effort to track the goals at the country level…” (Lieberman, 8/1).