Sustainable Development Goal 17

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Finance

The Government of the FSM has prioritized twelve indicators under Goal 17 as follows

Target 17.1

Strengthen domestic resource mobilization, including through international support to developing countries, to improve domestic capacity for tax and other revenue collection

Indicator 17.1.1: Total government revenue as a proportion of GDP, by source

Metadata for indicator 17.1.1 can be downloaded here

Indicator 17.1.2: Proportion of domestic budget funded by domestic taxes

Metadata for indicator 17.1.2 can be downloaded here

Target 17.2

Developed countries to implement fully their official development assistance commitments, including the commitment by many developed countries to achieve the target of 0.7 per cent of gross national income for official development assistance (ODA/GNI) to developing countries and 0.15 to 0.20 per cent of ODA/GNI to least developed countries; ODA providers are encouraged to consider setting a target to provide at least 0.20 per cent of ODA/GNI to least developed countries

Indicator 17.2.1: Net official development assistance, total and to least developed countries, as a proportion of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee donors’ gross national income (GNI)

Metadata for indicator 17.2.1 can be downloaded here

Target 17.3

Mobilize additional financial resources for developing countries from multiple sources

Indicator 17.3.1: Foreign direct investments (FDI), official development assistance and South-South Cooperation as a proportion of total domestic budget

Metadata for indicator 17.3.1 can be downloaded here

Indicator 17.3.2: Volume of remittances (in United States dollars) as a proportion of total GDP

Metadata for indicator 17.3.2 can be downloaded here

Target 17.4

Assist developing countries in attaining long-term debt sustainability through coordinated policies aimed at fostering debt financing, debt relief and debt restructuring, as appropriate, and address the external debt of highly indebted poor countries to reduce debt distress

Indicator 17.4.1: Debt service as a proportion of exports of goods and services

Metadata for indicator 17.4.1 can be downloaded here

Target 17.5

Adopt and implement investment promotion regimes for least developed countries

Indicator 17.5.1: Number of countries that adopt and implement investment promotion regimes for least developed countries

Target 17.6

Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation and enhance knowledge-sharing on mutually agreed terms, including through improved coordination among existing mechanisms, in particular at the United Nations level, and through a global technology facilitation mechanism

Indicator 17.6.1: Number of science and/or technology cooperation agreements and programmes between countries, by type of cooperation

Indicator 17.6.2: Fixed Internet broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants, by speed

Metadata for indicator 17.6.2 can be downloaded here

Target 17.7

Promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on favourable terms, including on concessional and preferential terms, as mutually agreed

Indicator 17.7.1: Total amount of approved funding for developing countries to promote the development, transfer, dissemination and diffusion of environmentally sound technologies

Target 17.8

Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism for least developed countries by 2017 and enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology

Indicator 17.8.1: Proportion of individuals using the Internet

Metadata for indicator 17.8.1 can be downloaded here

Target 17.9

Enhance international support for implementing effective and targeted capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the Sustainable Development Goals, including through North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation

Indicator 17.9.1: Dollar value of financial and technical assistance (including through North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation) committed to developing countries

Metadata for indicator 17.9.1 can be downloaded here

Target 17.10

Promote a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system under the World Trade Organization, including through the conclusion of negotiations under its Doha Development Agenda

Indicator 17.10.1: Worldwide weighted tariff-average

Metadata for indicator 17.10.1 can be downloaded here

Target 17.11

Significantly increase the exports of developing countries, in particular with a view to doubling the least developed countries' share of global exports by 2020

Indicator 17.11.1: Developing countries’ and least developed countries’ share of global exports

Metadata for indicator 17.11.1 can be downloaded here

Target 17.12

Realize timely implementation of duty-free and quota-free market access on a lasting basis for all least developed countries, consistent with World Trade Organization decisions, including by ensuring that preferential rules of origin applicable to imports from least developed countries are transparent and simple, and contribute to facilitating market access

Indicator 17.12.1: Average tariffs faced by developing countries, least developed countries and small island developing States

Metadata for indicator 17.12.1 can be downloaded here

Target 17.13

Enhance global macroeconomic stability, including through policy coordination and policy coherence

Indicator 17.13.1: Macroeconomic Dashboard

Metadata for indicator 17.13.1 can be downloaded here

Target 17.14

Enhance policy coherence for sustainable development

Indicator 17.14.1: Number of countries with mechanisms in place to enhance policy coherence of sustainable development

Target 17.15

Respect each country's policy space and leadership to establish and implement policies for poverty eradication and sustainable development

Indicator 17.15.1: Extent of use of country-owned results frameworks and planning tools by providers of development cooperation

Metadata for indicator 17.15.1 can be downloaded here

Target 17.16

Enhance the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in all countries, in particular developing countries

Indicator 17.16.1: Number of countries reporting progress in multi-stakeholder development effectiveness monitoring frameworks that support the achievement of the sustainable development goals

Metadata for indicator 17.16.1 can be downloaded here

Target 17.17

Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships

Indicator 17.17.1: Amount of United States dollars committed to public-private and civil society partnerships

Target 17.18

By 2020, enhance capacity-building support to developing countries, including for least developed countries and small island developing States, to increase significantly the availability of high-quality, timely and reliable data disaggregated by income, gender, age, race, ethnicity, migratory status, disability, geographic location and other characteristics relevant in national contexts

Indicator 17.18.1: Proportion of sustainable development indicators produced at the national level with full disaggregation when relevant to the target, in accordance with the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics

Indicator 17.18.2: Number of countries that have national statistical legislation that complies with the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics

Metadata for indicator 17.18.2 can be downloaded here

Indicator 17.18.3: Number of countries with a national statistical plan that is fully funded and under implementation, by source of funding

Metadata for indicator 17.18.3 can be downloaded here

Target 17.19

By 2030, build on existing initiatives to develop measurements of progress on sustainable development that complement gross domestic product, and support statistical capacity-building in developing countries

Indicator 17.19.1: Dollar value of all resources made available to strengthen statistical capacity in developing countries

Metadata for indicator 17.19.1 can be downloaded here

Indicator 17.19.2: Proportion of countries that (a) have conducted at least one population and housing census in the last 10 years; and (b) have achieved 100 per cent birth registration and 80 per cent death registration

Metadata for indicator 17.19.2 can be downloaded here

Goal 17 Assessment

The Government of the FSM has prioritized twelve indicators under Goal 17 as follows

  • 17.1.1: Total government revenue as a proportion of GDP, by source The Strategic Development Plan (2004-2023) and 2023 Action Plan both target decline in Govt. contribution in the economy, methodology refers to tax revenue only.
  • Tax to GDP ratio (proxy) 2023 Action Plan targets 4% increase in the medium term, and this is monitored annually in the Economic & Fiscal Update published by DoFA.
  • 17.2.1: Net official development assistance, total and to least developed countries, as a proportion of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee donors’ gross national income (GNI) In 2015 the ODA Division developed a database to capture ODA flows that do not go through the national government. This database has been operational since 201? And assessment is underway with ongoing...
  • 17.3.1: Foreign direct investments (FDI), official development assistance and South-South Cooperation as a proportion of total domestic budget FDI is currently not compiled at this stage, however, there is efforts underway to enable its derivation. South-South cooperation is deemed relevant. Not seen as key indicator, at national level fishing fees is major revenue, for States over 80% is funded by Compact grants, may become more relevant after 2023. Data source is audited accounts. Easily calculated from data in the published Economic and Fiscal Update
  • 17.3.2: Volume of remittances (in United States dollars) as a proportion of total GDP Administrative sources of remittances is provided by money transfer agencies[ Western Union, Money Gram] , and computed using HIES proxy to get the disaggregation The agencies provide in lump sum, agencies are not obliged by any law or policy to provided disaggregated components.
  • 17.4.2: Debt service as proportion of domestic revenue More relevant as a key revenue source is fishing license fees, published in Annual Economic & Fiscal Update
  • 17.6.2: Fixed Internet broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants, by speed (administrative) data available from HIES, but not available by State or Sex, important with current cable project to 3 islands. The data would be available through Telecom; National Statistics Office would need to approach Telecom. According to the HIES results, 3.14 subscriptions /100 inhabitants
  • 17.8.1: Proportion of individuals using the Internet The indicator can be obtained from the HIES.
  • 17.12.1 Average tariffs faced by developing countries, least developed countries and Small Island developing States. The data for this indicator can be obtained from the Department of Finance and the Government finance statistics. In FSM different tariff rates are imposed on different commodities like food and 100% juice 3 percent, alcohol (25 percent per volume), tobacco (25 percent per stick), soda and all other juice 25 percent and others (4 percent)
  • 17.18.2: Number of countries that have national statistical legislation that complies with the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics. FSM has a statistical and census act 1988, public law 5-77. A full assessment is yet to be done to determine compliance to FPOS. The act specifically mentions social and economic data but excludes data related to natural resources and environment. The act gives the NSO authority to collect data from other agencies but does not mandate the other agencies to provide the information. It is a priority for the National Statistics Office to update their outdated Statistic Act, technical assistance has been requested for submission to Congress.
  • 17.18.3: Number of countries with a national statistical plan that is fully funded and under implementation, by source of funding The Strategy for Development of Statistics in FSM (2019-2023) has been finalized and is expected to be published in 2019. It created 3 statistical subgroups responsible for economic, social and environment statistics respectively. The FSM government has committed to funding.....% of the strategy.
  • 17.19.1: Dollar value of all resources made available to strengthen statistical capacity in developing countries The strategy for development of statistics 2019-2023 will provide projections of resources to capacity building for statistics Capacity development is a key for FSM Statistics Office, both at the National and State level. However, FSM does not have access to info on amount of money spent by the US for their statistical capacity building assistance, nor PFTAC or IMF costs for their annual assistance
  • 17.19.2: Proportion of countries that (a) have conducted at least one population and housing census in the last 10 years; and (b) have achieved 100 per cent birth registration and 80 per cent death registration Next census is planned for 2020. FSM has achieved 100 percent of birth and 80 percent of death registration
Progress on Goal 17

Mobilizing resources for the SDGs

  • There is an increase in total government revenue as a proportion of GDP. In 2015, the total government revenue was 27.1 percent up from 20.4 percent in 2005.
  • The proportion of domestic budget funded by domestic taxes increased from 4.4percent in 2005 to 6.3 percent in 2015.
  • The Volume of remittances (in United States dollars)as a proportion of total GDP increased from 4.1percent in 2005 to 4.7 percent in 2015
  • Debt service as a proportion of exports of goods and services (debt service to domestic revenue as a proxy) increased from 5.9 percent in 2005-2009 to 7.7 percent in 2010-2015
  • Technology for SDGS

  • According to the HIES results, fixed Internet broadband subscriptions were 3.14 per 100 inhabitants

  • In 2015, fixed-broadband reached 9.2 per cent of the population in FSM, compared to 1.6 per cent in the period 2005-2009.
  • In 2015, 27 percent of individuals in the FSM were using the internet however usage varied across the states with Chuuk recording for the lowest usage while Kosrae has the highest followed by Pohnpei and Yap
  • Data for SDGs

  • FSM recognizes the importance of collecting and reporting data against the SDG indicators relevant, quality and timely statistics provide evidence for national decision making and policy. FSM has made efforts to identify relevant SDG indicators. FSM’s division of statistics undertook a data assessment exercise for the SDGs to identify relevant and appropriate sources that could support the SDG indicators.
  • Challenges in identifying data sets include;

  • Diversity of data providers
  • Data sets are spread across the departments
  • Number of indicators not being collected by FSM
  • The statistics division is developing an SDG dashboard to house available data on SDG indicators and to indicate the status of data collection on selected SDG indicators for the FSM. The dashboard will provide a single point of access to anyone wishing to find out about the status of FSM’S SDG indicators
  • FSM has a statistical and census act 1988, public law 5-77. A full assessment is yet to be done to determine compliance to FPOS. The act specifically mentions social and economic data but excludes data related to natural resources and environment. The act gives the NSO authority to collect data from other agencies but does not mandate the other agencies to provide the information
  • It is a priority for the National Statistics Office to update their outdated Statistic Act, technical assistance has been requested for submission to Congress.
  • The National Strategy for Statistical Development of Statistics Strategy in FSM (2019-2023) has been finalized and is expected to be was endorsed in 2017published in 2019. It created 3 statistical subgroups responsible for economic, social and environment statistics respectively. However, it is not funded the FSM government has committed to funding.....% of the strategy.
  • During the decade 2000 to 2010, the FSM conducted two national population and housing censuses in 2000, 2010 respectively. The next population census is scheduled to take place in 2020.
GOAL 17BaselineTrend201620172018201920202021202220232024202520262027202820292030
TARGETSINDICATORS2005-20092010-2015
17.117.1.1 Total government revenue as a proportion of GDP, by source FSM20.427.1n.a.n.a.n.a.
YAP10.910.1n.a.n.a.n.a.
CHUUK7.38.8n.a.n.a.n.a.
POHNPEI8.57.5n.a.n.a.n.a.
KOSRAE12.110.1n.a.n.a.n.a.
17.117.1.2 Proportion of domestic budget funded by domestic taxes FSM4.46.3n.a.n.a.n.a.
YAP8.17n.a.n.a.n.a.
CHUUK5.87.7n.a.n.a.n.a.
POHNPEI7.26.7n.a.n.a.n.a.
KOSRAE7.57.4n.a.n.a.n.a.
17.217.2.1 Net official development assistance, total and to least developed countries, as a proportion of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee donors’ gross national income (GNI)FSMn.a.n.a.-n.a.n.a.n.a.
YAPn.a.n.a.-n.a.n.a.n.a.
CHUUKn.a.n.a.-n.a.n.a.n.a.
POHNPEIn.a.n.a.-n.a.n.a.n.a.
KOSRAEn.a.n.a.-n.a.n.a.n.a.
17.317.3.2 Volume of remittances (in United States dollars) as a proportion of total GDPFSM4.14.7n.a.n.a.n.a.
YAP1.71.4n.a.n.a.n.a.
CHUUK3.77.9n.a.n.a.n.a.
POHNPEI5.13.2n.a.n.a.n.a.
KOSRAE6.18.3n.a.n.a.n.a.
17.417.4.1 Debt service as a proportion of exports of goods and services FSM5.97.7n.a.n.a.n.a.
YAPn.a.n.a.-n.a.n.a.n.a.
CHUUKn.a.n.a.-n.a.n.a.n.a.
POHNPEIn.a.n.a.-n.a.n.a.n.a.
KOSRAEn.a.n.a.-n.a.n.a.n.a.
17.617.6.2 Fixed Internet broadband subscriptions per 100 inhabitants, by speedFSM1.6n.a.-n.a.n.a.n.a.
YAP2.3n.a.-n.a.n.a.n.a.
CHUUK2.4n.a.-n.a.n.a.n.a.
POHNPEI2.5n.a.-n.a.n.a.n.a.
KOSRAE2.9n.a.-n.a.n.a.n.a.
17.817.8.1 Proportion of individuals using the Internet FSMn.a.27.8-n.a.n.a.n.a.
YAPn.a.20.4-n.a.n.a.n.a.
CHUUKn.a.5.4-n.a.n.a.n.a.
POHNPEIn.a.21.6-n.a.n.a.n.a.
KOSRAEn.a.37-n.a.n.a.n.a.
17.1917.19.2(A) have conducted at least one population and housing census in the last 10 years; FSM20002010-n.a.n.a.n.a.
YAP20002010-n.a.n.a.n.a.
CHUUK20002010-n.a.n.a.n.a.
POHNPEI20002010-n.a.n.a.n.a.
KOSRAE20002010-n.a.n.a.n.a.
17.1917.19.2 (B) have achieved 100 per cent birth registration and 80 per cent death registrationFSMn.a.n.a.-n.a.n.a.n.a.
YAPn.a.n.a.-n.a.n.a.n.a.
CHUUKn.a.n.a.-n.a.n.a.n.a.
POHNPEIn.a.n.a.-n.a.n.a.n.a.
KOSRAEn.a.n.a.-n.a.n.a.n.a.