Challenges for Measuring Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals

Lindsay Edouard, Stan Bernstein


With the adoption, in September 2015, of the Sustainable Development Goals with a time horizon of 2030, there is a dire need to exploit avenues for the monitoring of progress towards meeting the targets pertaining to sexual and reproductive health, whether at global, regional, national or grassroots level. The current process for the selection of indicators, to complement the targets, provides an opportunity for a concerted effort to improve monitoring procedures and ensure their relevance for programme adjustment and accountability.  It is imperative for national processes to ensure effective reporting besides linkages with related sectors. (Afr J Reprod Health 2016 (Special Edition); 20[3]: 45-54).

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