Tuesday, 18 August 2020
Within the process of development of the National Strategy for Sustainable Development of Montenegro until 2030 special attention was given to the development of the indicators. To measure the progress in implementation of goals, measures and sub-measures of this Strategy, or sustainable development goals, it is necessary to implement the system of sustainable development indicators which enables a precise measurability of the monitoring of progress trends, both in the national and international contexts. In relation to that, the Strategy introduces the quantified system of monitoring of sustainability of the national development, by implementing sustainable development indicators which represent a particular value of this document. A complex set of indicators, which should enable an efficient monitoring and reporting, is made of sustainable development indicators taken from the UN list of sustainable development indicators, specific national indicators, indicators of certain international organizations and complex indicators. The set of four groups of sustainable development indicators should enable the collection and processing of data necessary for measuring the progress in achieving Sustainable Development Goals and the monitoring of trends related to them. In that respect, it is stipulated in the Strategy that one of the priorities is to establish an efficient system of monitoring of sustainability of the national development which would include the monitoring of implementation of sustainable development goals, measures and tasks established in the Action Plan to the Strategy and sustainable development indicators. In relation to that, the Strategy stipulates that it is necessary to establish the information platform for collection and processing of the data on sustainable development indicators thus ensuring the conditions for the preparation of the first bi-annual report, starting with 2019.
The Ministry of Sustainable Development and Tourism is in the process of preparing the first Report on the implementation of NSSD, for the period 2016-2019. The report will indicate the level of implementation of Sustainable Development Goals with respect to the measures and activities for the period 2016-2019, and include some data on sustainable development indicators, including an analysis of the level of introduction of indicators into the system of statistical monitoring. The draft Report was discussed at the session of the National Council for Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Integrated Costal Zone Management in December 2019. It is expected that the Government of Montenegro, will adopt this report by the end of June 2020.