SDG Baseline Database Consultancy

Country: Fiji
Language: EN
Number: 4273831
Publication date: 15-09-2017
Source: United Nations Procurement Notices (UNDP)

Description

SDG Baseline Database Consultancy
Procurement Process : RFP - Request for proposal
Office : UNDP - FIJI
Deadline : 22-Sep-17
Posted on : 14-Sep-17
Development Area : CONSULTANTS
Reference Number : 40924
Link to Atlas Project :
00093671 - SDG Localization
Documents :
Terms of Reference
P11 Form
Confirmation of Interest & Financial Proposal Form
Overview :

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted in September 2015 in which member states pledged their commitment to implement 17 goals and 169 targets. The sustainable development goals and targets are broader in scope including the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic growth, social inclusion and environmental protection. It also incorporates some “unfinished business” on the Millennium Development Goals. The SDGs provide a common agenda to address some of the key challenges such as poverty, climate change and conflict to ensure people enjoy peace and prosperity. Under the global indicator framework, the United Nations General Assembly agreed to a set of 230 indicators which will act as the basis for monitoring and reviewing the progress made in implementing SDGs. Progress on the achievement of SDGs will primarily be focused at national level, however complementary monitoring will transpire at regional and global level.

At global level, progress will be monitored using a set of global indicators. The SDG Progress Report will be produced by the United Nations Secretary General on annual basis to determine how regions are progressing on the SDGs. At regional level, a list of 52 Pacific headline indicators have been identified based on data availability to measure the regions progress against the SDGs. Progress of these indicators will be monitored through the regional platform including Pacific leaders from public and private sectors, and civil society. For national level monitoring, indicators have been refined and selected to harmonize against the national needs and priorities. Countries take the ownership of the selected indicators and are required to report in pursuit of their sustainable development plans, policies and programmes.

Objective

The main objective of this Terms of Reference is for the consultant to design and develop a comprehensive database for the Ministry of Economy on the targets and indicators identified under the SDGs. The consultant is required to undertake a detailed survey by reviewing and collecting the baseline information on indicators selected at national level.

The baseline data will provide a platform to track, monitor and report progress on achieving the sustainable development targets by aligning it to national development priorities. The availability of such data will contribute to the planning and readiness of the national SDGs and identify possible gaps that exist in data collection.

For more information, please refer to the Terms of Reference.