CESR proposes illustrative indicators for a Post-2015 fiscal revolution

Publish Date: 
Friday, March 6, 2015

As the post-2015 debate moves swiftly from deciding sustainable development goals and targets toward developing a set of indicators to measure the achievement of these goals, the Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) and Christian Aid believe that a human rights-aligned fiscal data revolution is essential to expose the hidden injustices buried in the way resource-related policies are conducted, and who truly benefits from them.

Drawing on the findings of their 2014 joint publication, CESR and Christian Aid propose a series of indicators related to the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically goals 10, 16 and 17. They outline where some methodologies, tools and data sources necessary are already available in some form, and where efforts will need to be focused to find innovative ways to assess progress in these crucial areas for social justice, human rights realization and sustainable development. Readers are able to view UN Statistical Division proposed indicators, assessment of those indicators, proposed CESR and Christian Aid indicators, and examples of methodologies and data sources.