Round the world tools for assessing the achievement of the SDGs


How do you know if you are working in the direction of the SDGs? We want to help. We are scanning the world for SDG evaluation tools. See what we’ve found so far.


Contact us if you have any feedback or if you have a solution that fits into this list.



Round the world tools for assessing achievement of the SDGs

During a 15-year period, starting January 1, 2016 and until 2030, the world’s countries have committed themselves to work together to achieve global goals and long-term sustainable development. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 global goals span a wide range of societal challenges with 169 targets and 230 indicators. No one can handle them all but we all can contribute. We believe in the ripple effect, that good solutions lead to new good solutions. But how to measure success?

We know it isn’t easy and that’s why we are scanning the world for SDG evaluation tools. This is what we’ve found so far (but we will keep on looking).

7 Tools for assessing SDG achievement

We have found these so far but we will keep updating this list. Please note that this is a selection of what we have found in our search. We do not claim it to be complete.

SDG Impact Assessment Tool

An free online tool for all actors in society to further develop their understanding and strategies towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. This tool is managed by SDSN Northern Europe but all rights remain with the Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development.

>>SDG Impact Assessment Tool

UNDP Climate Action Impact Tool

This tool is developed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for different stakeholders to track the progress of actions towards Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC’s), that were the building blocks of the Paris agreement. The NDC’s and actions towards them are thought to contribute to the mitigation of climate change and ultimately lead to sustainable development, therefore connecting to the SDG’s. The tool is a bottom-up tool that can be applied to track ‘significant, direct impacts’ of actions.

>> Get to the Climate Action Impact Tool

SDG Compass

The SDG Compass provides guidance for companies on how they can align their strategies as well as measure and manage their contribution to the realization of the SDGs. Developed by GRI, the UN Global Compact and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the SDG Compass incorporates feedback received through three consultation periods from companies, government agencies, academic institutions and civil society organizations worldwide.

>> Get to the SDG Compass

Toolbox for Learning for Sustainable Development

Our member Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has developed a “Toolbox for Learning for Sustainable Development”. Here you can find tips and examples for the integration of sustainable development into teaching.

>> Get to the Toolbox for Learning for Sustainable Development

Localizing the SDGs

For you who need practical methods to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals at the local level. The UNDP, UN-Habitat & Global Task Force have initiated this toolbox and library.

>> Get to Localizing the SDGs

SDG Toolkit

The SDG Toolkit aims to engage European NGOs at National and European level on the Sustainable Development Goals. It offers to find tools by:
region / country, type or goal.

>> Get to the SDG Toolkit

BCtA Impact Lab

The Business Call to Action (BCtA) Impact Lab is a platform for inclusive businesses to better measure and manage their social and environmental impact. It covers the full impact measurement cycle to support companies in understanding, demonstrating, enhancing and communicating their impact.

>> Get to the BCtA Impact Lab

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