Compiling Metadata for Sustainable Development Goals

Training Course on Compiling Metadata for Sustainable Development Goals: This course introduces the SDGs and the metadata that should be disseminated along with the SDG indicators.


The value and usability of SDG indicators is enhanced when metadata is disseminated along with the indicators. This course provides an overview of these two topics: SDG indicators and metadata. It is comprised of 6 modules: overview of the SDGs (module 1); various topics on metadata (modules 2-5); and, voluntary national review (module 6). Technical staff working in national statistical systems tasked with compiling SDG indicators and metadata are encouraged to take course. The course is self-paced and we encourage you to complete all modules. For more information on the SDG Indicators please visit