Relevant UK policies

Non-statistical indicator

The UK Statistics Authority’s Statistics for the Public Good is a five year strategy for the UK official statistics system which sets out aims, priorities, mission and values for the period 2020-2025.

The Authority’s Business Plan outlines how this Strategy supports professional oversight of the UK system of official statistics and exclusive responsibility for the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

More information about the Statistics for the Public Good strategy can be found on the UK Statistics Authority website.

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

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Relevant UK policies

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Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has not been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

Data last updated 29 April 2019
Metadata last updated 24 November 2020

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Number of countries with a national statistical plan that is fully funded and under implementation, by source of funding

Target name

By 2020, enhance capacity-building support to developing countries, including for least developed countries and small island developing States, to increase significantly the availability of high-quality, timely and reliable data disaggregated by income, gender, age, race, ethnicity, migratory status, disability, geographic location and other characteristics relevant in national contexts

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier I

UN custodian agency


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