Sustainable Development Goals - 17 Goals to Transform our World

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Indicator 17.18.3: Number of countries with a national statistical plan that is fully funded and under implementation, by source of funding

Does the US have a funded and implemented national statistics program? Source of funding?


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

Actual indicator available Existence of Funded and Implemented National Statistical Program
Actual indicator available - description
Date of national source publication
Method of computation
Periodicity Annual
Scheduled update by national source
U.S. method of computation We define national statistical program as the suite of Federal statistical programs described in the Office of Management and Budget's Annual Report to Congress on U.S. Federal Statistical Programs. The report describes funding and implementation status by program. A subset of this same infomration is provided Analytical Perspectives, a companion document to the President's Budget to Congress.
Comments and limitations Programs are fully funded and fully implemented to the extent described in the Annual Report. Budget limitations can require Federal programs to reduce the scope and/or volume of initially proposed statistical products.
Date metadata updated February 2018 (Kali Kong)
Disaggregation geography
Unit of measurement Yes/No
Disaggregation categories
International and national references
Time period
Scheduled update by SDG team

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 1
UN custodial agency PARIS21 (Partnering Agencies:UNSD, Regional Commissions, World Bank)
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Organisation SSP/OIRA/OMB/EOP
Agency Staff Name Jennifer Park
Agency Survey Dataset SSP/OIRA/OMB/EOP
Notes (See Statistical Programs of the U.S. Government)
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