Sheng Fulai
Sheng Fulai
Topic: Inclusive Green Economy and Sustainable Development Goals
Mr. Sheng Fulai is the Head of the Research and Partnerships Unit at UNEP in Geneva....
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Posted on 11/10/2015 16:33:15
'Best practice' regarding goals is that they should be 'SMART' (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound). Laudable though the SDGs are, many of these goals are written in such a way that they do not meet these criteria. If we don't know what the goal is, how can we plot a pathway to meet, and then exceed, that goal?
Stephen Porter (from United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Your are right that goals should be SMART. Please be aware that SDGs have three levels to be SMART. At the first, highest level, these are the 17 goals, which are inspirational. At the second level, there are 169 targets, which are more specific. At the third level, there will be indicators to go with each target. These indicators are being consolidated by the UN Statistical Division and will be completed by next March. Let us look forward to these specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound indicators of SDGs.