The 6th Meeting of the IAEG-SDGs will take place in Manama, Bahrain from 11-14 November 2017, hosted by Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (DERASAT). At this meeting, the IAEG-SDGs will make a decision concerning Tier status of indicator 1.4.2, which will determine how quick countries can embark on national-level processes for data collection and reporting on this indicator in the SDGs framework. The custodian agencies (UN Habitat and World Bank) should provide a comprehensive report on the proposed methodology and baseline data to formally request the reclassification of indicator 1.4.2 from Tier III to II.
The Custodians are currently compiling data from pilot initiatives with the aim to have information from at least 20 different countries. This spectrum of countries plays a key role in the reclassification.