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Strong Targets, Effective Monitoring Vital For SDG Success, Promotion Of Sexual, Reproductive Rights

Devex: The post-2015 framework: A melting pot of targets and indicators, where to begin?
Marleen Temmerman, director of WHO’s reproductive health and research department

“…The Millennium Development Goals were a success because of the clear, simple monitoring framework, common for all countries worldwide. We need to have a similar monitoring framework for the SDGs. Although this would mean fewer indicators to be measured at a global level, countries can have national-level priorities in focus areas that represent wider issues around the key topics. In this context, we have to support countries in prioritizing [sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR)] within their national monitoring frameworks and to strengthen their capacity to measure and monitor established SRHR indicators…” (4/13).