OPC 5 Public Policy Evaluation 5 Budget Evaluation of the Sustainable Development Goals. SDG17: Partnerships to achieve the Goals

Budget Evaluation of the Sustainable Development Goals. SDG17: Partnerships to achieve the Goals

January 10, 2020

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 17, “Partnerships for achieving the goals”, seeks to promote synergies between governments and civil society, both nationally and internationally, to facilitate the fulfillment of purposes set forth in the program conceived under the umbrella of the United Nations.

Argentina adopted six of the nineteen goals set by the UN relating to: technology, capacity building, multi-stakeholder partnerships and data, monitoring and accountability.

Among other global goals, this adhesion commits the country to having reliable data, providing sustainable development indicators, and increasing the population’s access to technologies such as the Internet, with definitive goals for 2030 and some others prior to that. Due to methodological issues or lack of baseline data, this monitoring is not always feasible to carry out under the required conditions.

The general analysis of the available indicators shows, among many other points, that Argentina is waiting for a new National Statistical Plan, part of a legislative bill to modernize the system developed by INDEC (National Institute of Statistics and Censuses). According to an official study conducted in 2016 with the support of UNICEF, there is a 3.8% of under-recording of births and no accurate record of all deaths, also an under implementation of the actions related to the National Plan for the eradication of gender violence in the scope of INAM (National Institute for Women).

Direct expenditure projected for 2019 totaled $3.28 billion (39% higher than in 2018) and as of November its execution was 110%.

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