On July 8th 2016, the Post-2015 Data Test launched the report Implementing Agenda 2030 – Unpacking the Data Revolution at Country Level. The report delivers insights into how Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can be effectively and universally applied, as well as measured, across countries with different sustainable development challenges and priorities.

The report synthesizes key findings from local research carried out by think tanks in seven low-, middle- and high-income countries: Bangladesh, Canada, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Turkey. Over the past two years, researchers tested a set of SDGs within their countries by identifying priorities and accompanying indicators that are appropriate to their particular country contexts, and then examining the availability and quality of data for tracking progress.

With Agenda 2030 and the new SDGs now agreed, the report seeks to provide clear guidance on where and how country-level investments in the data revolution could be made, particularly with the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data now underway. This report arrives at an opportune moment, as a wide range of countries are getting involved in data mapping and mainstreaming SDGs in their national plans and policies. 

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About the Post-2015 Data Test

The Post-2015 Data Test: Unpacking the Data Revolution at the Country Level is a joint initiative led by the Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD) in Bangladesh, a TTI grantee, and the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Canada. It examines how the universal post-2015 development agenda can be applied and measured across a variety of country contexts, through research led by think tanks in seven participating countries. The initiative was carried out in partnership with Southern Voice, a network of 48 think tanks across Africa, Asia, and Latin America supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Think Tank Initiative.