The government on Wednesday launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) indicator framework and data portal to measure progress toward the 17 goals and 169 targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and to capture data to monitor and evaluate the implementation.
Prime Minister of Namibia Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said that, the purpose of these tools is to measure Namibia`s developmental efforts, in line with the decision taken at the 2015 UN Summit in New York, where leaders of 193 countries committed to implementing the post – 2015 development agenda with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets.
“I, therefore, would like to commend the National Planning Commission and the Namibia Statistic Agency for the efforts that went into developing these measuring tools that we are launching,” she said.
She further added that by committing to these goals, countries have agreed to align national priorities in clear and transparent measures to overcome global development challenges.
Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said Namibia is implementing Agenda 2030 through the Harambee Prosperity Plan II, the 5th National Development Plan (NDP5) as cascaded into respective.
“The framework will be updated every two years, the first update of the SDGs-NDP5-Indicator Framework of 2019 complements Namibia`s Second Voluntary National Review Report on the Implementation of the SDGs towards Agenda 2030.