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NITI Aayog and the Ministry of Development of the Northeast Region (MoDoNER) will launch the First Edition of the North East Region (NER) District SDG Index Report and Dashboard 2021-2022 on August 26, 2021. The ministry and MoDoNER collaborated with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to develop an NER district SDG index and dashboard that will help the government of 8 northeastern states to track the progress of their districts.

The North East Region (NER) District SDG Index 2021-2022 report and dashboard is a milestone in NITI Aayog’s efforts to localize the SDGs from ‘global to national to local’ . The Index report is the result of the Northeast Eight States SDG Conclave held in Guwahati in February 2020 by NITI Aayog and MoDoNER. The State Indicator Frameworks for the Eight Northeastern States were launched at the SDG Conclave.

Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, Dr Inder Jit Singh, Secretary, Ministry of DoNER, and Ms Nadia Rasheed, Resident Representative (i / c), UNDP India will present at the launch of the report by Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice President, NITI Aayog, G. Kishan Reddy, Minister of Union, DoNER, Tourism and Culture, and BL Verma, Minister of State of Union, DoNER and Cooperation.

What is the North East Region District (NER) SDG Index?

The NER District SDG Index and Dashboard: Baseline Report 2021-2022 is an innovative comprehensive, data-driven tool that measures the progress of all districts in the Northeast region states.

The NER District SDG Index and Dashboard is a collaborative initiative of NITI Aayog and the DoNER Ministry with technical support from UNDP. NITI Aayog is the nodal SDG agency in India,

The report used 84 indicators that cover 15 of the global goals across 50 targets. The report worked to localize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the 120 districts of 8 states, namely Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.

How was the SDG of the NER district report prepared?

The methodology and construction of the report is based on the central objectives of measuring the performance of the 120 districts of the 8 states of the Northeast region on the SDGs and their corresponding targets and ranking them accordingly.

The index in the report is based on NITI Aayog’s SDG India Index, which is the official tool for tracking SDG progress at national and state or EU territory levels.

The eight states of the North-East region were widely consulted to finalize the aspects relating to the calculation methodology and the selection of indicators for the NER district’s SDG index and dashboard.

States offered to enrich localized knowledge and field experience during the feedback process, which helped build the index better.

District NER SDG Index Report: Badvantages

The 2021-2022 Northeast Region (NER) District SDG Index (NER) report and dashboard will help states:

(i) identify critical gaps and work on areas that require more attention, foster healthy competition between them,

(ii) accelerate progress to achieve the SDGs in the region,

(iii) assess the progress of districts on indicators covering global objectives on climate change and environment, economic growth, education, health, gender, institutions, etc.


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