SDGs Progress Analysis

Team Member: Fauzan Kemal Musthofa
Completion Year:
Children, Adolescence & Youth

Collaborating Partners

Project Donor/Funder: Development Pathways

Project Counterpart: Bappenas, BPS, SDGs Secretariat, UNICEF


Description & Progress


The Government of Indonesia has successfully profiled itself as a champion for localizing and implementing the SDG 2030 Sutainable Development Agenda. At global level, Indonesia has presented a Voluntary National Review a the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in 2017 and 2019, illustrating its commitment to reporting on progress. At national level, Indonesia has developed detailed guidance SDG Metadata on localizing each indicator, how to measure it, and where to get the information from. In line with the focus of Agenda 2030 on sub-national disparities, the Government has facilitated the development of provincial SDG Action Plans.

UNICEF Indonesia has been providing technical support to Government at national land subnational level for a child-focused localization of the SDGs. This included an agreement on key priority SDG indicators for children in 2016, followed by the joint development of the SDG Baseline Report on Children (2016 data), and a set of 34 SDG Provincial Briefs summarizing key SDG data for children to inform planning. In 2019, UNICEF together with Government, produced a 2030 SDG Analysis for Children, analyzing key drivers of progrees up to 2030.

UNICEF, through joint the UN Working Group on Data for SDGs, has supported government in developing and launching a national SDG Dashboard to make SDG data widely accessible to decision-makers and the public across the country. The website is already on Bappenas’ online public domain, but data is limited to BPS and provincial level. In 2021, UNICEF plans to continue its support to Government in advancing the dashboard features further, including adding additional data sources to support monitoring SDG progress at national and sub-national level.

As the new UNICEF-Government of Indonesia Country Programme will be implemented over the period 2021-25, is looking to work with BPS, Bappenas, and a national research partner, to make the latest SDG data available on the SDG Dashboard, develop a SDG progress report, and produce an updated set of SDG Provincial briefs to support evidence-based policy advice and advocacy at national and sub-national level. Indonesia has also committed to presenting a Voluntary National Review (VNR) in 2021 at the High Level Political Forum. This new work will aim to strengthen capacity of a national research partner and BPS to conduct annual updates of the SDG progress analysis for children in Indonesia.


The purpose of this assignment (phase I) is to:

Produce data tables with progress analysis for child-focused SDG indicators
Development of a set of 8 provincial briefs on SDG Progress for Children in Indonesia;

A second phase of the project will focus on:

Development of a report on SDG Progress for Children in Indonesia; and capacity development of national partners for annual statistical analysis and modelling of progress for Children in Indonesia


Phase 1 – Preparation and inception report:

  • Develop inception report with an agreed list of priority SDG indicators (approximately 60) that will be determined in consultation with UNICEF staff, based on the earlier published SDG Baseline Report and consultations with BPS, Bappenas, SDG Secretariat, and the national research institution. The list will include both global SDG indicators as well as Indonesia specific indicators.
  • Prior to conducting the analyses, the Institution shall consult with BPS and agree on the scope of the analysis and sources of administrative data; and review the latest Indonesia SDG Metadata guidance.
  • During the preparatory stage a steering group will be established, including BPS, Bappenas, the SDG secretariat, national research institution, and UNICEF. The steering group will be informed in both phases of the study.
  • Identify available data sources
  • Develop a detailed workplan, including a plan for consultations with steering group members and line ministries, and trainings.
  • Discuss and agree on a clear division of work between the contractor, the national research institution, BPS, and Bappenas.

Phase 2 – Progress analysis and development of Progress Provincial Briefs and National Report:

  1. Progress analysis:
  • Analysis of progress trends following Government’s national SDG metadata guidance and global guidance for SDG indicators. To the extent possible, the agency/consultants will conduct data analysis of national surveys such as the Indonesia Demographic Health Survey, SUSENAS, and RISKESDAS, as well as administrative data from government departments and agencies, and United Nations inter-agency estimates.
  • Data will need to be disaggregated by gender, age groups, wealth, sub-national geography, and urban/rural status.
  • The analysis will be contextualized using available data/information from literature, routine sectoral reports and survey reports, including on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on SDG progress.
  • The profiling of selected SDG targets will be done in consultation with UNICEF, and will cover at least the seven priority areas of child poverty and social protection, nutrition, health, water and sanitation, education, climate change/DRR and child protection. Profiles should highlight disparities, in particular by gender, geography, age groups and poverty status.
  • UNICEF is working with BPS on district level data for a select number of provinces, that if available can be included in both the report and province briefs.
  • Data for the past 5-10 years for priority child-focused SDG indicators to be consolidated into an Excel database that can be shared for uploading onto the national Indonesia SDG dashboard

2. Capacity development and training:

  • Facilitated by BPS, conduct virtual training sessions covering basic statistics, statistics analysis, report writing for staff from BPS, Bappenas, and a national research institution.
  • Develop “How-to” guidance for a recurrent annual analysis of SDG progress for children.
  • The analysis is to be completed by a core working team, consisting of both international experts and national experts from a national research institution.

3. Provide technical inputs to VNR development:

  • Share the results of the statistical analysis with Government to also feed into the VNR 2021, additional meetings may be required to present and explain the analysis and/or to provide additional tailored inputs as requested by Government.

4. Development of provincial briefs:

  • It is suggested that provincial briefs for UNICEF’s 8 focus provinces are prioritized, followed by the development of the full national progress report and briefs for remaining provinces.
  • The provincial briefs will be similar to the 2018 version, with a short description of key progress in each priority SDG area, with simple data visualizations and a provincial scorecard. Lastly, where possible the province brief will include highlights with district level data.
  • The translation for the briefs will be managed by UNICEF separately, but a review of translations by national researchers will be needed. Further, institution is expected to do layout and design for English and Bahasa versions, in line with UNICEF’s branding and style guidelines.

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