Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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How often will new data be added to this site?

We will add data as soon as it has been sourced and checked. This includes new data as well as updates to data we have already published. We will continue to collect data from existing sources where possible.

How do I suggest new or different data sources?

If you have feedback on the data sources we have used or have suggestions for new data sources then please email us at

What are you doing to fill data gaps?

For some indicators, although we may have data at the national level, our existing data sources don’t always allow us to disaggregate by all main groups.

This means we need to look for new data sources, link existing ones, or model data.

What does the reporting status mean?

We have used three different types of reporting status for an indicator, which are also colour coded:

Can other countries copy this website?

Yes. See the Open SDG Quick Start guide for technical instructions on the quickest way to get a copy of the Open SDG platform up and running.

How accessible is this website?

Open SDG aims to be as accessible and usable as possible for every user and works towards meeting AA level of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0).

What browsers can I use to view this website?

Our website works with most of the latest versions of the commonly used browsers.

What do each of the three tiers mean?

Each of the SDG indicators are assigned to one (or more) of the following tiers:

As of 28 December 2020: The updated tier classification contains 130 Tier I indicators, 97 Tier II indicators and 4 indicators that have multiple tiers (different components of the indicator are classified into different tiers).

For more information, see the IAEG-SDGs Tier Classification for Global SDG Indicators

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