Nigeria SDGs Indicators Baseline Report 2016


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Nigeria SDGs Indicators Baseline Report 2016

October 30, 2017

The National Bureau of Statistics, in collaboration with the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs (OSSAP-SDGs), collaborated with other stakeholders to establish a baseline for the SDG indicators that are domesticated in Nigeria. The early commencement of this programme was to avoid the challenges faced during the implementation of the MDGs, including the challenges of generating the required baseline data. The approach also highlights the importance of using data to confirm the progress made in the implementation of the SDGs. This Report, therefore, emphasizes the critical role of data in monitoring the implementation and progress of the SDGs from the beginning.

The Report tracks and examines the baseline status of the SDG indicators before the commencement of full f implementation of the SDGs in 2016. In other words, it identifies the status of the
indicators as at 2016 as the benchmark from which tracking can commence as the Government provides resources and policies that impact on the indicators. Therefore, this Report is very important
for several reasons.