Cabinet approves National Monitoring Framework on Sustainable Development Goals

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the constitution of a High Level Steering Committee for periodically reviewing and refining the National Indicator Framework (NIF) for monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with associated targets.

• Measures to mainstream SDGs into on-going national policies, programmes and strategic action plans to address the developmental challenges.
• Statistical indicators of NIF will be the backbone of monitoring of SDGs at the national and state level and will scientifically measure the outcomes of the policies to achieve the targets under different SDGs.
• Based on statistical indicator, the MoSPI will bring out national reports on implementation of SDGs. The Report will facilitate assessment of progress, identify challenges and give recommendations for follow up at the national level.
• High Level Steering Committee will review the National Indicator Framework on regular basis for its improvement.
• Data source Ministries / Departments will be responsible for providing regular information to MoSPI on these indicators at required intervals and disaggregation for national and sub-national reporting of SDGs.
• Advanced IT tools will be used for close and effective monitoring.

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