SDGs indicators as an input-output system: A novel approach to utilize interlinkages between SDGs indicators for impact assessment and projections Skip to main content

SDGs indicators as an input-output system: A novel approach to utilize interlinkages between SDGs indicators for impact assessment and projections

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E/ESCWA/CL3.SEP/2020/TP.3
Issued in: 
2020

Sustainable development goals, as its name indicates, are all about widely understood economic and social development. Consequently. the number of links between the SDGs goals, targets and indicators is vast and there is number of papers trying to systematize and evaluate this topic. Within the SDG system, there are 17 goals and 169 targets, so there are 14196 potential interlinkages between them, if interlinkage is defined as symmetric relation and 28392, if the relation is asymmetric.

This paper proposes a framework for the assessment of interlinkages between different Sustainable Development Goals indicators. To do that, we use novel method that aims at the estimation of full interlinkages matrix using the panel regression techniques. The structure of this paper is as follows. In the next section, we perform short literature review to set the stage and elaborate on what has been done in the area of SDGs interlinkages. Third section presents the modelling approach, fourth is devoted to presentation of the data sources used in this exercise. Section fifth presents exemplary results – the interlinkages between SDGs, as well as the impact of external indicators and projections.