Hon’ble Planning Minister A H M Mustafa Kamal briefing on Bangladesh’s National Report on the implementation of the SDGs in the Voluntary National Review(VNR) on 17 July 2017
Bangladesh is committed to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.Building on its success in the implementation of the MDGs, Bangladesh embarked on the journey of implementation of the SDGs under the leadership of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. It integrated the SDGs into its national development plans. Our political commitment to the SDGs is demonstrated by the fact that the implementation of the SDGs is coordinated at the highest political level. We informed the international community of our efforts in implementing the SDGs by participating in the VNR in 2017.Bangladesh has successfully completed the “Mapping of Ministries/Divisions by Targets in the Implementation of SDGs”, a first formal document towards implementation of the SDGs in Bangladesh. We have also prepared a “National Action Plan for SDGs Implementation”.
SDG Coordinator Abul Kalam Azad Presenting Bangladesh’s National Report on the implementation of the SDGs in the Voluntary National Review(VNR)
SDG Tracker had been designed and developed to create a data repository for monitoring the implementation of the SDGs and other national development goals. It will also facilitate the tracking of progress against each goal and target through multiple visualization schemes. In recognition of the fact that SDGs are transformative and comprehensive, the government of Bangladesh has adopted a “whole of society” approach for achieving the SDGs in line with its principle of “Leave no one behind”.
Creating a knowledge-based society through the use of ICT is our aim and Bangladesh has been investing a lot to transform it into a Digital Bangladesh. The Government has also taken significant steps to build the national capacity to generate and use timely and authentic data. All these will contribute to the implementation of the SDGs in Bangladesh.