Directorate of Economics & Statistics, Government of Rajasthan has released ‘Rajasthan SDG Status Report-2021 (Ver. 2.0)‘ in the month of March, 2021 on the lines of National Indicators Framework. To measure the performance of districts on the SDG’s, Rajasthan Sustainable Development Goal Index or Rajasthan SDG Index 2021 has been developed.
The SDG Index aims to measure the performance of districts on the SDG’s. Additionally, SDG Index can be broken down into goal level score in order to help understand what goals have been achieved and where more effort is needed.
NITI Aayog’s Methodology was used in computing these index and set of indicators chosen as per availability of district wise data in the state. Districts have been also classified into 4 categories: Achiever, Front runner, Performer and Aspirant, where the ‘Achiever’ category represents the highest rank and the ‘Aspirant’ category represents the lowest rank.
Rajasthan SDG Index 2021 Methodology
Department of Economics & Statistics, Government of Rajasthan selected the methodology and chose the set of indicators from the 55 indicators of NITI Aayog’s Sustainable Development Goals Index for developing a sustainable development goals index for the state of Rajasthan.
The Rajasthan’s SDG Index 2021 has been developed using 55 indicators across 13 goals. To develop this index, data were used from publicly available sources. These data were aggregated to develop individual SDG score for each district in Rajasthan, which was then used to develop the Sustainable development goals index for Rajasthan.
For each goal, the SDG score ranges between 0 and 100, where 0 being the worst among the group and 100 signifying that all the targets for that goal/all goals have been achieved.
Rajasthan SDG District-wise Ranking Overview:
Districts have been classified into 4 categories: Achiever, Front runner, Performer and Aspirant, where the ‘Achiever’ category represents the highest rank and the ‘Aspirant’ category represents the lowest rank. Details are given in the table below:
Rajasthan: District wise SDG Score