KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 28): Malaysia is on the right track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Indicators 2030, said the Department of Statistics Malaysia.
In a statement today, it said the government's commitment to the sustainable development agenda is transpired through the Mid-Term Review of the 11th Malaysia Plan (11th MP) presented on Oct 18.
In this regard, the commitment to Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development has been aligned with the strategies and initiatives of the 11th Malaysia Plan.
Commenting on the latest Initial Assessment of the Sustainable Development Goals Indicators for Malaysia, 2018, Chief Statistician Malaysia Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin said SDGs indicators cover 17 goals, 169 targets and 244 indicators to measure the achievement of universal development which comprise social, economic and environmental aspects.
"Out of the 244 indicators, 118 indicators (48%) are Available, 55 indicators (23%) Partially Available, 36 indicators (15%) Partially Available Need Further Development, 23 indicators (9%) Not Available and 12 indicators (5%) Not Relevant.
"SDGs with a theme Leaving No One Behind focuses on the development of 5Ps namely People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership. Thus, the availability of these SDGs indicators is fundamental in measuring and monitoring the country's position in order to be always on the right track to achieve the 2030 sustainable development goals," he added.
He also said the first release of this publication will be a guide to all parties to identify gaps in the currently available of SDGs indicators and then to take steps to develop priority indicators in the country's development agenda.