Eastern Region ‘District-Sustainable Development Goals Index and Dashboard 2021-22’ released
Recently, NITI Aayog has released the North Eastern Region District-Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Index and Dashboard 2021-22.
- The North Eastern Region (NER) District Sustainable Development Goals Index (SDG Index) and Dashboard is a first of its kind effort in the country. It is a collaborative effort of NITI Aayog and Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (Donor) in technical collaboration with United Nations Development Program (UNDP).
- The release of the index aligns the SDGs with a vision to move from “global to national to local.
- This index is based on NITI Aayog’s SDO India Index. It measures the performance of the districts of the eight states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura with respect to the Sustainable Development Goals. At the same time, it also provides ranking of districts on the basis of performance to promote competitiveness.
- The States and Union Territories have been classified into four categories on the basis of scores obtained in their SDG-India Index: Aspirant, Performer, Front-Runner and Achiever.
- Of the 103 districts included to provide the ranking, 64 were in the front runner category, while 39 districts were in the performing category.
Localization of SDGs in India
- Localization of the SDGs is driving the Sustainable Development Agenda – 2030 into local efforts and impacts that contribute to the global achievement of the SDGs.
- It addresses the need to integrate all-stars of governments and stakeholders in using transformational tools for detailed strategies and implementation and robust methods of monitoring and reporting.
North Eastern District – Methodology for Determination of Sustainable Development Goals Index
Identification – Indicators were determined from National Indicators Framework (NIF)/SDG India Index based on state wise acceptability and data availability.
Standardization – Each indicator has been reassessed on the basis of scores. In this, 0 denotes worst performance and 100 denote target achievement.
Weighting – The same weighting is adopted for each indicator in line with internationally accepted practices.
Individual Target Based Scores – The total score of each district has been calculated by computing the arithmetic mean of the normalized values of all the indicators.
Composite Score – The overall SDG Index score of all the districts has been determined on the basis of the average of all the target based scores.
Source – The Hindu