Supported by IGES Strategic Research Fund, IGES Developed the SDGs Interlinkages TOol for Analysing the synergies and trade-offs and visualizing the interlinkages between SDG targets and applied to 27 countries in Asia beyond. Since its launch in 2017, the Tool has been widely accessed by the users from more than 160 countries and was highly recognized or cited by many UN and international organizations (including UNDESA, UNESCAP, ADB, UNEP, etc) and many policy processes (Interlinkages Working Group/UN IAEG-SDGs, IPBES, and GSDR, etc). The Tool has been consulted by the Government of Bangladesh to support national SDGs priority setting and institutional arrangement. The planning commission in Indonesia, BAPPENAS, intensively used the Tool in the development of the SDG interlinkages chapter in the country’s national SDG roadmap. tje Tool has shown a great potential for supporting practical policymaking on SDG priority setting and the identification of the synergies and trade-offs between SDG targets at the national and sub-national levels.
The existing tool and related analysis work at the national level. However, there is an increasing interest and growing demand for the tool’s applications at the local level such as provinces and cities. Since cities, provinces or regions are very different from the level of a country in terms of the socio-economic status and priority issues, interlinkages analysis including synergies and trade-offs also also need to reflect these differences by adopting relevant data/information and causal linkages across the SDGs. As a very diverse country with a large population and regional varieties, Indonesia poses a practical example of why subnational-level SDG planning is important along with the national plans. There are shared interests as well from both the SDG Secretariat at BAPPENAS and the SDGs Center in Bandung for analyzing provincial SDG synergies and trade-offs in West Java.
The purpose of this work is to identify relevant indicators related to the official Global Indicators Framework of the United Nations and collect trackable statistical data (in time-series format) at the provincial level for West Java, Indonesia. It is expected that the work will be desk-based, using available governmental data sources in Indonesia.