Report of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Indicators

The current revision presents, in annex IV, the final list of proposed Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)indicators for consideration by the Statistical Commission. The list of indicators in annex III to the present report contains the proposed global indicators that have been agreed by the Expert Group. Some indicators are marked with an asterisk, indicating that at the time of the submission of this report further work was required to better understand the existing proposals and reach consensus.

The Secretary-General has been mandated to produce an annual progress report on the Sustainable Development Goals to support follow-up and review at the high-level political forum. The report is to be based on data produced by national statistical systems and information collected at the regional level. The list of SDG indicators should be read as work in progress, to be refined and adjusted over time, as we confront the realities on the ground and learn from experience. 

It is expected that the global reporting of progress on the 2030 Agenda will be based on global and regional aggregates of data on indicators as compiled by international agencies based on their respective existing mandates and/or expertise

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