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Lenhardt, Amanda (2017). 'The ‘Leave no one behind’ principle and disaggregated data to monitor progress among excluded groups in the SDGs: a comparative study of Tanzania and Indonesia' Paper presented at the annual conference of the HDCA, Cape Town 2017.


Abstract


Governments have pledged to ‘leave no one behind’ in their efforts to meet the Sustainable Development Goals by committing that the goals must be met for “all nations, peoples and segments of society” and by prioritising people that are furthest away from achieving the SDG targets. In order to monitor progress against the pledge to ‘leave no one behind’, a concerted effort will be needed to collect disaggregated data on those peoples and segments of society that are furthest away from achieving the SDGs and to track these groups over the course of the SDGs, as currently this data is not available. This paper will examine governments’ commitments to leave no one behind, early engagement on disaggregated data collection since the SDGs came into effect, and engagement with key stakeholders among those peoples’ and segments of society who are furthest away from achieving the SDG targets. This paper will draw on results from a mixed methods study of excluded groups of children in Tanzania and Indonesia. Through an analysis of existing nationally representative quantitative data and primary qualitative data collected in select regions of each country, this study set out to identify which groups of children have been excluded from progress in key areas of human development, the drivers of their exclusion, and to explore policy recommendations for their inclusion in development policies going forwards. Building on from this study, the current paper proposes to explore political commitments to include identified groups in national and sub-national policy-making related to the SDGs, early efforts to collect disaggregated data on development outcomes for these groups, and government engagement with identified groups to inform and shape their commitment to leave no on behind. This paper will include a review of national, sub-national and ministerial planning documents and written statements to identify political commitments to leave no one behind; an analysis of interviews with key stakeholders to identify early efforts to collect disaggregated data on excluded groups; and an analysis of interviews with key stakeholders on government engagement with excluded groups to inform and shape commitments to leave no one behind. 


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