Adapting the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development to the context of the Republic of Moldova

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Publishing date: Wednesday, 05 July 2017
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In the Republic of Moldova, the adaptation of the 2030 Agenda started as a result of the collaboration among the Government, the UN Moldova as a key development partner of Moldova and the Expert-Grup that provided analytical support to the entire process. The exercise consisted of identification of relevant and priority targets for Moldova, as well as adjusting the targets in order to better meet the domestic peculiarities (without hampering the nature and spirit of SDG targets). Importantly, the process was very opened: all interested policy makers, development partners, private sector and CSO representatives and civil leaders were invited to consultations.

Nationalization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) implies not only their integration into the national strategic framework, but also the establishment of a system of reporting and assessing the progress in achieving each relevant goal for the Republic of Moldova.

In order to monitor SDGs of the 2030 Agenda, a set of 241 indicators was approved at the global level, on which basis each country will be assessed at the regional and global level. The set of SDG indicators was developed by the group of experts (IAEG-SDGs)1 set up by the United Nations Statistical Commission (46th session), composed of 50 representatives of UN Member States and including international agencies as observers.

During the nationalization of SDGs, the global indicators will be supplemented with additional indicators that reveal the national context and priorities. While identifying national indicators, it is important to comply with the basic criteria for one statistical indicator, as to be universally acceptable and measurable, to correspond with particular quality requirements and to be relevant in the context of nationalized targets.

Adapting the 2030 Agenda  Nationalization of the SDGs Toolkit

This report was developed in the framework of the Project on Nationalization of the Sustainable Development Agenda to the context of the Republic of Moldova, implemented by UNDP, with the support of UN Country Team, including UNFPA, UNICEF, ILO and UN Women.