Accountability, Transparency and Reporting

13 September, 2019
CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Accountability and transparency throughout the implementation of the 2030 Agenda requires frequent and early collaboration with partners to develop inclusive, comparable and meaningful measures to track and report on progress.

To ensure accountability for implementing the 2030 Agenda, governments have agreed to follow up and review processes at the sub-national, national, regional and global levels. Reporting processes present opportunities to: raise awareness about the 2030 Agenda; engage citizens, elected officials and non-State actors; share lessons and best practices; identify gaps, challenges and ways to accelerate action; and ensure accountability.


  • Participate annually in the High-Level Political Forum and present at least one additional Voluntary National Review to the United Nations before 2030.
  • Advance data disaggregation and explore local or community-driven measurement to ensure the framework reflects and monitors under-represented and marginalized groups.
  • Enhance data disaggregation and recognition of Indigenous identity across the Canadian Indicator Framework to the extent possible, and enhance the future integration of Indigenous-owned community-based data, building on work like the National Outcome-Based Framework’s development of Indigenous indicators of poverty, health and well-being.
  • Present a report on Canada's national strategy regularly, and report annually to Canadians on progress made in the Global Indicator Framework.
  • Support independent review mechanisms and peer review processes as a means to enhance Canada’s implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
  • Support sub-national reporting to highlight new and existing actions locally that are making progress on the SDGs.

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