SEEA and Transforming Global and National Statistical Systems for Monitoring SDG Indicators
This paper considers the integration of economic and environment related statistics, and the role of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounts as the necessary conceptual framework to this end. It discusses the establishment of integrated economic and environmental statistics at the national level, and corresponding benefits accruing to national and global policy-making and the SDG monitoring process. In conjunction, it lays out a transformative roadmap for aligning SDG monitoring mechanisms with the statistical standard of the SEEA. A more detailed transformative analysis and roadmap will need to be developed for each thematic area relevant to the SEEA methodology, with a preliminary analysis for the case of water provided as an annex to this paper.