How data-ready are African governments to monitor SDG progress?
Data gaps have been identified as one of the main constraints in achieving international development goals. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which comprise a total of 17 goals, 169 targets and 232 individual indicators, pose an even greater data challenge for governments than the previous Millennium Development Goals. Lynn Woolfrey, manager of UCT’s DataFirst unit, told a recent SDGs seminar hosted by the African Centre for Cities that the SDG process can also be an opportunity for governments to build better policy data systems.
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