National Platform for Monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals promotes the design of evidence-based policies in a transparent and collaborative manner. Academia, public officials and decision-makers can follow the progress of the indicators measuring the global goals with official data and user friendly visualizations.

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As part of the commitment made by the President of the Mexico, Mr. Enrique Peña Nieto, regarding the 2030 Agenda, he launched the National Platform for Monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals on April 26, 2017. The Platform was developed jointly in open source code by the National Digital Strategy at the Office of the President and the National Statistics and Geography Institute (INEGI, in Spanish) with the objective of creating an interactive tool that keeps the Government as a whole accountable regarding the progress of the agenda, whilst, making it accessible the reading and understanding of the data.

It is important to understand that this development is aimed to endure time and work across the board for researchers, government officials and even school-age children. The National Platform aims to support the measurement and compliance of the SDGs through publicizing the progress. The current version allows users to explore the data of more than 80 indicators indicators with different levels of aggregation. The data as all made available as open data, which makes Mexico a pioneer in its publication. The tool also allows recurring users to make mass downloads of data, instead of exploring the website and downloading data indicator by indicator. The data is displayed generally in maps, different graphs, tables, and it is always accompanied by the metadata and calculation method. Information is verified by INEGI and consulting groups directly with the source creators of government data, which are easily accessible, as their contact information is made available on every metadata sheet.

Given that Agenda 2030 is a 15-year long project, more indicators will be added periodically as they are generated and according to the schedule of updates and the rules established by the Specialized Technical Committee of Open Data of INEGI. This innovation in this project lies on how open resources are at the core of its development and the way data is shared, making open data a default characteristic of a government project assures its longevity and engagement with the audience.

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Year: 2017
Level of government: National/Federal government


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