Sustainable Development Goals Statistics in the Kyrgyz Republic 2014-2020
In September 2015, world leaders at a historic United Nations summit adopted the global plan of action: Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action from all countries — poor, rich and middle income. They are intended to improve well-being and protect our planet. States recognize that measures to eliminate poverty must be taken in parallel with efforts to increase economic growth and address a range of issues in the areas of education, health, social protection and employment, as well as combating climate change and protecting the environment. In accordance with the commitments made, over the next 10 years countries will step up their efforts to eradicate poverty in all its forms, combat inequality, address climate change, and ensure that no one is behind.
The final document "Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda" contains 17 global goals, 169 related goals
and 232 indicators.
The Kyrgyz Republic, along with other countries, has committed itself to contributing to achievement of the global SDGs, as well as to monitoring indicators of SDG achievement. In this way, under the National Development Strategy of the Kyrgyz Republic 2018-2040, Kyrgyzstan will strive to achieve the adopted Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda.
The National Statistical Committee (NSC) – as a member of the coordinating Committee for Adaptation, Implementation and Monitoring of the 2030 SDGs in the Kyrgyz Republic and the steering body of the Monitoring and Evaluation Working Group for the preparation of Voluntary National Review of progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, and in accordance with the decision of the 47th Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission on the collection of global SDG indicators on the basis of standardized and comparable official statistical data produced in accordance with the fundamental principles of official statistics – has the authority to lead and oversee data collection and evidence-based efforts related to the SDGs.
In order to adapt the global indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals in the Kyrgyz Republic, an inventory of SDG targets and indicators was conducted in 2017, taking into account national priorities. During this work, of the 232 global indicators national indicators were developed with targets for 140 indicators and 157 additional national indicators were developed with targets; this should enable monitoring of achievement of the SDGs.
Availability of global SDG indicators. The statistical capacity assessment revealed that Kyrgyzstan is ready to report immediately on 102 indicators, or 50 per cent of all applicable global SDG indicators. Of the 102 available and easily accessible indicators, 71 indicators (70 per cent) are produced by the NSC and 28 (27 per cent) by ministries and agencies, 3 indicators (3 per cent) are produced by the NSC jointly with ministries and agencies.