A discussion on peace metrics, featuring Steve Killelea, Michelle Breslauer and their new progress report for Sustainable Development Goal 16: A comprehensive global audit of progress on available SDG16 indicators.

Progress Report for Sustainable Development Goal 16

The new SDG16 Progress Report focuses on methodology and challenges around measuring Sustainable Development Goal 16.

SDG 16 focuses on promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for stainable development and providing access to justice for all. Additionally, SDG16 aims to build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels.

You can access more information from the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The report is unique in that it begins to measure countries’ actual performance and progress against the 12 targets of SDG16. SDG16 heralds important international recognition of how violence and conflict can compromise development.

Furthermore, the report highlights methodological issues, political challenges, and implementation concerns around data collection and statistical capacity. If these issues are not addressed, they could undermine the achievement of SDG16.

Having a clear understanding of available country-level data is integral to developing policies and interventions necessary to improve the measurements for SDG16.

Country-level data also impacts the outcomes for peace, justice and strong institutions. As such, rigorous and independent composite measures like IEP’s Global Peace Index (GPI) and Positive Peace Index (PPI) remain important global barometers of progress towards peace.

SDG16 Livestream Video

The following discussion on peace metrics was streamed live on January 24, 2018. It features Steve Killelea and Michelle Breslauer of the Institute for Economics & Peace.

We would like to thank Stimson Center for hosting our discussion. The Stimson Center is a nonpartisan policy research center working to promote international security, shared prosperity and justice.