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SDMX for the Sustainable Development Goals

Course

Self-paced e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

United Nations Statistics Division

SDMX for SDGs

Course details

Length
1 hour
Effort
1 - 2 hours
Level
Intermediate
Language
English
Certificate
Yes
Price
Free

Course summary

The standardisation of data for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a common data exchange format helps ensure the timely and efficient collection, validation and dissemination of SDG indicators and enable the automation of data exchange.

About this course

The standardisation of data for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a common data exchange format helps:

  • Ensure the timely and efficient collection, validation and dissemination of SDG indicators
  • Enable the automation of data exchange while simplifying data validation and dissemination

The SDMX standard is a good tool for this, and this e-learning course therefore seeks to provide data providers with the skills they need to model their data using this standard

Target audience

This course is offered to anyone involved in the compilation and dissemination of SDG indicators. Participants are expected to include statisticians from National Statistical Offices and international agencies as well as users from governments and academia.

Learning objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the global SDG indicator framework;
  2. Explain the elements of the Global Data Structure Definition (DSD) for the SDGs;
  3. Identify where customisation of the Global DSD is necessary; and
  4. Understand recommended practices for customising the Global DSD.

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