Documents & Tools
This page provides an overview of tools and resources with a general focus on either SDGs or specifically working with SDGs in higher education. These include:
- Reports on HESD
- Declarations and charters
- Assessment Tools
- Questionnaires and Surveys
- Strategic Plans
- Guides and Best Practices
It is an non-exhaustive list and please contact IAU HESD if you have suggestions for additions to the list. IAU is not responsible for the content on secondary pages.
General SDGs Data & Tracking Tools
- UNESCO Institute for Statistics: SDG 4 Data platform and reports.
- UN Water SDG 6 Data Portal: The UN-Water SDG 6 Data Portal brings all the United Nations’ water and sanitation information into one place.
- Our World in Data SDG Tracker: This free, open-access information tracks global progress towards the SDGs using official statistics from UN and other international organizations.
- The SDG Transformation Center: Formerly SDG Index by SDSN, provides science-based tools and analytics for SDG pathways, policies and financing.
- SDG Atlas: The World Bank SDG Atlas presents interactive storytelling and data visualizations by SDG and country.
HE-specific SDG Tools
- SET4HEI Self-Assessment Tool: The Sustainability Evaluation Tool for Higher Education Institutions (SET4HEI) is a free, online and open resource created by UNESCO IESALC. It allows higher education institutions to map their current and potential future contributions to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- SDG Impact Assessment tool (created by SDSN Northern Europe/Chalmers/GU)
- SDGs Toolkit and Mapping Tool (created by University College Cork)
SDG Resources for Universities
- 2023- SET4HEI Guidelines for the implementation of sustainability in higher education institutions, UNESCO IESALC and UNAI
- 2022- Knowledge-driven actions: transforming higher education for global sustainability, UNESCO
- 2019 - Sustainable Development Goals - Resources for educators
- 2018 - Universities must lead on Sustainable Development Goals, WUN
- 2018 - Leading role for universities in fight for sustainability, WUN
- 2018 - Approaches to SDG 17 Partnerships for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), GUNi
- 2017 - Getting started with the SDGs in Universities, SDSN
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You can also access our International Bibliographic Database on Higher Education (HEDBIB).