SDG Urban Index and Dashboard 2021-22

NOV 23

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Why in news?

  • NITI Aayog under the Indo-German Cooperation has released the inaugural Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Urban Index and Dashboard 2021-22.

About the Index:

  • The SDG Urban Index and Dashboard aim at further strengthening the SDG localization and instituting robust Sustainable Development Monitoring at the city levels and is a milestone step in country’s SDG localization journey.
  • The index and dashboard highlight the strengths and gaps of ULB-level data, reporting systems, and monitoring.
  • It will also further contribute to the creation of an ecosystem in which all the stakeholders will be equipped to adopt and implement data-driven decision-making.
  • Statistical methodology for the SDG Urban Index is drawn from the globally accepted methodology developed by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).
  • The data will be sourced from official data sources including the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Unified District Information System for Education (U-DISE), data portals of various ministries etc.

Findings of 2021-22 report:

  • Total fifty-six urban areas were considered for computation on 77 SDG indicators.
  • Shimla tops the Index followed by Coimbatore and Chandigarh.


SDG Urban index and dashboard was developed by:

(a) Niti Aayog

(b) Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation

(c) Central Statistical Office

(d) Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs