SDG Goal 17 – Partnerships for the Goals

Almost all of the 17 global goals are closely connected to the needs of CDWD communities – from accessing clean drinking water and affordable energy to quality education and employment, from reducing inequalities to peace, justice and strong institutions.

High-quality, timely and disaggregated data is vital for evidence-based decision-making, identifying and addressing gaps, tracking progress and to ensure accountability for implementation of the 2030 Agenda. This requires disaggregated data and statistics which poses a major challenge. In some cases, data is simply not available. In others it is widely dispersed. The challenge has been to find, collate and analyse disaggregated data. More can be done when such data is produced, and the Government of India finalises the national indicators and targets

Agenda 2030 provides an opportunity to galvanise political will and direct resources to addressing caste inequalities. SDG 17 underlines the importance of data collection and monitoring, including disaggregated by ethnicity, gender and age, all highlight the importance of achieving the goals for all, with a particular focus on the poorest and most vulnerable. However, there is a dearth of sensitivity among decision-makers in matters relating to CDWDs.

Disaggregated data will also enable pinpoint lacunae in investments for CDWDs. For instance, advocacy will benefit from information on matters like the total government revenue as a proportion of GDP or the proportion of domestic budget funded by domestic taxes.