Monitoring & Accountability

The TAP Network looks to strengthen and enhance monitoring, data accessibility, and accountability for SDG16+ and the 2030 Agenda. 

  • Coordinating a Campaign for a “Decade of Accountability for the SDGs” 
  • Strengthening Civil Society Spotlight Reporting on the SDGs and SDG16+ 
  • Improving the recognition and use of non-official data to measure progress on SDG16 

Resources & Initiatives

SDG Accountability Handbook

The SDG Accountability Handbook seeks to support national-level civil society hold their government accountable for commitments made in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the 2030 Agenda), including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

SDG 16 Data Initaitve

The SDG16 Data Initiative is a collective project by a consortium of organisations seeking to support the open tracking of the global commitments made by more than 194 countries on peace, justice, and strong institutions.

Global Alliance for Reporting on Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

The TAP Network is a partner of the Global Alliance. The Alliance uses the reporting framework of the 2030 Agenda as a ‘hook’ for the evidence-based and multi-stakeholder action needed to achieve the SDGs. Through an inclusive planning, monitoring and reporting process, government, businesses, CSOs and UN entities pool their data, technology, expertise and other resources—enabling the evidence-based policy and joint action we need for the future we want.

Campaign for a Decade of Accountability

The Campaign for a Decade of Accountability for the SDGs is a multi-stakeholder partnership mobilizing accountability actors from a wide range of sectors to support accountability for the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. The Campaign will look to bolster concerted action and amplify efforts to hold duty bearers to account for their commitments to sustainable development in a coordinated manner.

Spotlight Reporting Platform

Civil society can play an important role in international monitoring processes through the production of independent “civil society reports”—which can also be referred to as “shadow reports,” “spotlight reports,” and/or “parallel reports.” In an effort to promote accountability for SDG16 and the 2030 Agenda more broadly, this platform will be used to collect and showcase SDG16 “Spotlight” Reports from civil society stakeholders.

SDG16 in VNRs and Spotlight Reporting

Our new analytical resource “SDG16 in VNRs and Spotlight Reports” launched in collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ). Recognizing the “whole of society” approach that is necessary to achieve SDG16 and the 2030 Agenda more broadly, this new report features an in-depth comparative analysis of Civil Society Spotlight Reports and Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) on SDG16 over a two-year period, and showcases a diverse range of case studies for additional learning. Based on this analysis, the report subsequently provides concrete recommendations for all relevant stakeholders within the broader SDG16 community to enable stronger and more inclusive reporting for SDG16 in subsequent reporting cycles

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