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Monitoring & Accountability

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There are a growing number of civil society groups that want to work towards ensuring that there is effective monitoring of the SDGs. This new initiative could serve as a global clearinghouse for civil society to share information and resources about data, monitoring and accountability around sustainable development. Further, there is interest in developing joint resources to support the monitoring of commitments and the creation of accessible tools to enable citizens to monitor implementation.

Examples of activities:

  • Connecting civil society actors working on data and monitoring across countries and themes.
  • Identifying data gaps in areas that are identified as important by civil society (e.g. on groups at risk of being left behind) and developing a strategy for addressing those gaps.
  • Signposting to technical support and expert advice to develop data gathering methods and citizen engagement strategies.
  • Support for national and regional monitoring of implementation, including coordinated shadow reporting e.g. specific thematic groups to share learning across countries.

On 22 March, the working group held its first meeting to discuss its goals and activities for 2016. To read the notes from the meeting click here.

Next steps:

April:
- More in depth consultation on top priorities for focus areas
- Subsequent consultation on specific activities to undertake under each of these focus areas
- A4SD Launch at ICSW (April 29)

May-July:
- Workplan for 2016 activities
- Elections of co-chairs and facilitators
- Advocacy during HLPF

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Cassia Moraes Mon 18 Jan 2016

Hi everyone!

Before starting our work this year, I suggest you take some time to read these two blog posts from DataShift, a CIVICUS initiative in partnership with Wingu and the engine room. DataShift’s main goal is to build the capacity and confidence of civil society organisations to produce and use citizen‑generated data (CGD), i.e. data that people or their organisations produce to directly monitor, demand or drive change on issues that affect them.

How can Civil Society Collaborate to Bolster SDG Monitoring?
This article explores the different ways in which civil society organisations (CSOs) can work together to support the implementation, monitoring and review of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Civil Society, Data and SDG Monitoring: What We’ve Learned so far and our Plans for Taking Things Forward:
This article It emphasises that citizen-generated data is needed for both monitoring and implementation of the SDGs, and that non-official sources of data have an important and complementary role in the SDG framework.

Please use this space to share your views and resources on civil society and citizen-generated data, along with the role of CSOs in monitoring the SDGs. Together, we can make sure that civil society is at the center of the data revolution!

  • The DataShift tem
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Coordinator started a proposal Tue 19 Jan 2016

Is your organisation collecting data on issues or themes related to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals? Closed Mon 8 Feb 2016

If yes/agree, please provide the details of the theme you are monitoring in the discussion thread below

Agree - 2
Abstain - 2
Disagree - 2
Block - 2
2 people have voted (11%)
ATO

Aniebonam Tim. O. C.
Agree
Tue 26 Jan 2016

Global Agenda for Total Emancipation (GATE) is tracking the Federal Government of Nigeria's budget for implementing of gender based interventions under the 2016 fiscal year as part of tracking SDG #4 implementation in Nigeria.

ATO

Aniebonam Tim. O. C.
Agree
Tue 26 Jan 2016

Global Agenda for Total Emancipation (GATE) is tracking the Federal Government of Nigeria's budget for implementing of gender based interventions under the 2016 fiscal year as part of tracking SDG #5 implementation in Nigeria.

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Ibrahim Alsragey
Agree
Sun 7 Feb 2016

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Ibrahim Alsragey
Agree
Sun 7 Feb 2016

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Ibrahim Alsragey Sun 7 Feb 2016

yes

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DOSSE SOSSOUGA Tue 16 Feb 2016

Ok, accountability and monitoring are the baseline of the SDGs

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Cassia Moraes Thu 3 Mar 2016

The Danish Institute for Human Rights published a draft paper on Human Rights in the Follow-up and Review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Overall, the paper argues that incorporating human rights principles and mechanisms into the Follow-up and Review of the 2030 Agenda will be crucial to realize the Goals and the commitment to ‘leave no one behind’.

You can access the full paper here: http://www.humanrights.dk/what-we-do/sustainability/human-rights-sdgs/follow-review

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DOSSE SOSSOUGA Fri 4 Mar 2016

I see it