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SDG 16 India: Mapping the Datascape

Jul 05, 2018

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) launched its latest report, “SDG 16 India: Mapping the Datascape” on 4 July 2018 at the India International Centre. The report examines India’s status and progress on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 which calls upon governments to “Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.”

Based on the global indicators framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the report establishes baseline data, identifies blind spots and maps the landscape for measuring progress on Goal 16 targets. The Introduction and 12 chapters delve deeper into each of the targets of the goal, including violence, access to justice and information, corruption, representation and human rights. Using available government data and supplementing it with non-official data from NGOs, academia and businesses where gaps exist, the report advocates for evidence-backed policy development and implementation of SDG 16 in India.

The report is available for download here:

For more information, please contact Trinanjan Radhakrishnana: trinanjan@humanrightsinitiative.org