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Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, the United Nations Member States adopted a new global plan of action entitled, “Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”  The 2030 Agenda, its 17 Goals and 169 targets are a universal set of goals and targets that aim to stimulate people-centered and planet-sensitive change. 

The 193 member states of the United Nations (UN) gathered to affirm commitments towards ending all forms of poverty, fighting inequalities and increasing country’s productive capacity, increasing social inclusion and curbing climate change and protecting the environment while ensuring that no one is left behind over the next fifteen years. 

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets are integrated and indivisible, global in nature and universally applicable, and take into account different national realities, capacities and levels of development and respecting national policies and priorities.  Each government are expected to take ownership and establish national frameworks, set nationally-owned targets guided by the global level of ambition but taking into account country-level circumstances for the achievement of the 17 goals.  Countries will also decide how these aspirational and global targets should be incorporated in national planning processes, policies and strategies.  

In monitoring the SDGs and its corresponding targets, the UN Statistical Commission established an Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDG), which developed the SDG global indicator framework consisting of 232 unique indicators. 

In line with the Philippines' commitment in achieving the SDGs, the PSA Board issued PSA Resolution No. 04 Series of 2016, Enjoining Government Agencies to Provide Data Support to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  In this Resolution, all concerned government agencies are enjoined to provide the necessary data support to monitor the country's performance vis-à-vis the SDGs based on the indicator framework that shall be determined by NEDA, PSA and other government agencies.  Further, the Resolution designated the PSA as the official repository of SDG indicators in the Philippines.

2023 SDG Watch based on the Refined List of the Philippine SDG Indicators

Release Date:
Reference Number: 2024-14

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) releases the second round of updating of the SDG Watch in 2023. This includes data received from various sources as of 08 November 2023. The number of indicators in the SDG Watch, which are based on the updated list of Philippine Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) indicators1 in 2023, has a total of 157 indicators.

Out of the 157 indicators, there are 131 indicators that were retained from the 155 indicators approved in   2017   for the national   SDG   monitoring. Among the retained indicators, 90 indicators have updates which are reflected in the SDG Watch.

Meanwhile, there are 26 new main indicators2 that were added in the national SDG monitoring.

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This is based on the approved PSA Board Resolution no. 02, series of 2023, “Approving and Adopting the Refined List of the Philippine Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Indicators” and PSA Board Resolution no. 10, series of 2023, “Approval and Adoption of the Amendments on the Refined List of the Philippine Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Indicators”. The refinement was done based on the review undertaken by the various Interagency Committees (IACs) coordinated by the PSA.


These are main indicators that are new entrants in the national SDG monitoring which can be traced in the 2023 SDG Watch.

The Philippine SDGs

SDG Watch

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