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Open Access Spatial context matters in monitoring and reporting on Sustainable Development Goals: Reflections based on research in mountain regions

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By committing to the 2030 Agenda, countries have promised to work towards sustainable development through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), pledging to leave no one behind. Yet, there is a risk of exclusion for those living in remote regions or those who fall through the cracks. Data collection methodologies and review schemes that account for SDGs at sub-national and regional levels need to be developed, which would facilitate decision-making and allow the growth of development agendas that are better aligned to the targets. However, so far little guidance is available for countries to account for spatial considerations.

Keywords: 2030 Agenda; SDGs; disaggregated data; localization; monitoring; mountains; sustainable development

Document Type: Research Article

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Publication date: January 1, 2019

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