The indicators are the crux of the Accountability Advocates project, as they allow us to specifically measure the goals in the UK context and see what action the UK government is taking.

Although the UK is a wealthy nation, this doesn’t mean that the UK has achieved all of the goals! We have a long way to go to reduce inequality, discrimination and environmental degradation.

There are lots of fantastic organisations already working on issues that the SDGs address, and our project is not looking to duplicate some of the work that they are already doing. If, for example, you are doing grassroots work on FGM then you’re already delivering on Goal 5 (gender equality) without even acknowledging it. Rather, we believe we can all be more successful when united under the cohesive framework of the SDGs.