SDG Data Innovation Lab. Results Presentation
Dominican Republic Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Number of people taking this action: 50-250
Have you ever wondered how much hazardous waste is generated in your community, city, or country? What is the proportion of women who make their own informed decisions regarding sexual and reproductive health? Or how many people have declared themselves victims of discrimination or harassment in the last 12 months? Imagine if you could have access to this data in a country of more than 10 million inhabitants in the center of the Caribbean.
In the Dominican Republic, only 37 percent of the indicators that make up the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have data available for monitoring and 44 percent do not have information or sources for their measurement. This constitutes a challenge for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda).
SDG 12: Responsible Consumption and Production is one of the biggest statistical challenges for the country. As established in the 2016 Rapid Integrated Assessment “there are significant biases in the integration of (SDG 12) indicators into the national development planning and their availability for an adequate monitoring and fulfillment of the fourth axis (sustainable development) of National Development” in the Dominican Republic.
All of this considered, how can we measure the SDG 12 indicator related to the generation and proportion of hazardous waste in the country? To figure this out, we joined forces with the National Statistics Office, the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development and the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources to come up with a strategy. The result was a data innovation lab
One year later of diagnose, studies and testing, the Dominican Republic will be able to celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of the 2030 Agenda adoption with the even of publication of the first data estimate indicator related to the indicator 12.4.2 “Hazardous waste generated per capita and proportion of hazardous waste treated, disaggregated by type of treatment”. More info: http://bit.ly/SDGDataLABDR
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9 Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
11 Sustainable Cities & Communities
12 Responsible Consumption & Production
16 Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
17 Partnerships for the Goals
Ministry of Economy and Planning, National Statistics Office, Ministry of Environment, Academia, Private Sector and the United Nations System in the Dominican Republic.