Software Tools to Tackle the SDGs

At the recent SNRD Asia / TUEWAS workshop four software tools were presented that can map and visualize SDG linkages for tracking synergies and trade-offs

The workshop had a look at the web of SDG interlinkages while getting introduced to four software tools that offer ways to simulate and visualize the complex network of the 169 targets and their indicators.

Understanding SDG interlinkages is critical for identifying synergies and trade-offs among different goals, sectors and development strategies for an integrated approach. As GIZ also needs to develop a model that can accommodate the complexity of the SDGs, the four presented software tools gave a first insight from external and internal practitioners.

Brief summary

Download the two-page overview PDF

Tools presented

iSDG simulation tool
by Matteo Pedercini, Millenium Institute, Washington D.C.

SDG-NDC tool
by James Rawlins, TNO Innovation for Life, Netherlands

3 clicks to the SDGs
by Lea Flaspoehler & Holger Apel, GIZ sector project Governance, Germany

IGES SDG interlinkages web tool by Ravindra Singh, Biodiversity Programme, India

About the workshop

This workshop was taking place in Bangkok during the joint conference of the two Asian sector networks SNRD Asia and TUEWAS.

The information is posted here as part of the efforts to strengthen exchange and interaction between SNRD Africa and SNRD Asia.


For more information contact Patricia Dorn, speaker Task Force SDGs, or Sascha Oppowa, speaker of the working group Climate Change Mitigation, both at SNRD Asia.

Additional information

The SDGs are interlinked in complex ways. There are multiple synergies and trade-offs between the 17 goals. Translating the goals to coherent actionable strategies is a daunting but not impossible task. Watch this video to see how Millennium Institute’s approach helps to overcome this challenge.

This video provides a short demonstration of how to use the iSDG model for simulating a policy intervention directed to achieve the SDGs and for assessing its cross-sector impacts.

2018-06-16T10:15:09+00:00May 26th, 2018|Categories: COLLABORATION, Updates|