The Minister of Planning launched a 121 page baseline report for selection of indications that serves as the bases for monitoring and tracking the progress of the country towards achieving the SDGs and the corresponding African Union’s Agenda 2063 targets.
In 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Framework to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Since the adoption of the SDGs, the Government of Ghana has embarked on a number of strategic initiatives to ensure the effective implementation of the SDGSs.
The SDGs as well as the Agenda 2030 targets and indicators have been subsequently integrated into the Coordinated Programme for Economic and Social Development Policies (2017 – 2014), Medium – Term National Development Policy Framework (2018-2021) and its associated results framework respectively.
The SDGS Indicator Baseline Report was development by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC), in collaboration with the United Nations (UN) and the Ghana Statistical Services. The report exposes the data challenges that Ghana face in tracking the progress of implementation and supporting evidence-based decision making.
The findings of the baseline report calls for innovative and efficient strategies in tackling the SDGs, since a “a business as usual approach” would not yield the desired results (News Source GNA)