Practical Guidebook on Data Disaggregation for the Sustainable Development Goals

Publication | May 2021

This guidebook provides tools for disaggregated data production, analysis, and communication relevant for measuring progress in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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The “leave no one behind” principle espoused by the 2030 Agenda requires measures of progress for different segments of the population. This entails detailed disaggregated data to identify subgroups that might be falling behind, to ensure progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). ADB and the Statistics Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs developed this practical guidebook with tools to collect, compile, analyze, and disseminate disaggregated data. It also provides materials on issues and experiences of countries regarding data disaggregation for the SDGs.


  • Introduction
  • Data Disaggregation and the Sustainable Development Goal Indicators
  • Integrating Policy Demands on Inclusive Development with Data
  • Strengths, Potentials, and Limitations of the Sources of Disaggregated Data
  • Analysis of Disaggregated Data in Aid of Leave No One Behind
  • Reporting, Communicating, and Improving Use of Disaggregated Data
  • Producing and Using Disaggregated Data—from Potential to Possible

Additional Details

  • Economics
  • Poverty
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • 116
  • 8.5 x 11
  • TIM210117-2
  • 978-92-9262-774-4 (print)
  • 978-92-9262-775-1 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9262-776-8 (ebook)

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