Launch of the 'IGES SDG Interlinkages Analysis & Visualisation Tool (V2.0)'
12 July 2018
An updated and upgraded version of the IGES SDG Interlinkages Analysis & Visualisation Tool (V2.0) is now available online for free for anybody with access to the internet. This is a practical and science-based tool that can support national policymaking, shifting from a silo-based approach to an integrated approach in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The new version of the tool offers updated data, enhanced interface and some new features.
As the 17 SDGs and their targets cover a wide range of separate and diverse elements that interact and complement each other in an indivisible way, they make a complex network of interlinkages. SDGs implementation therefore calls for an integrated approach to seek and scale up the synergies and minimise the trade-offs for cross-sectoral integration and institutional collaboration. SDG integration has been highly recognised throughout the negotiation process of SDGs formation as well as in the planning and reporting processes. Understanding the interlinkages within and between SDGs is important for SDG integration to address critical issues such as how and to what extent achieving one target may impact other targets, the areas of synergies and trade-offs, and how countries differ in terms of SDG interlinkages. The IGES SDG Interlinkages Analysis & Visualisation Tool (V2.0):
The IGES tool enables a quantitative analysis of the SDG interlinkages, which can be applied for various purposes including SDG planning and priority-setting, making institutional arrangements, allocating resources efficiently, and monitoring the progress of the SDGs.
Necessary documentation for the whole project, including the methodologies, reference materials and publications is available from the website that hosts the SDG Interlinkages Analysis & Visualisation Tool (V2.0).