Analysing linkages between SDGs

The Integrated Sustainable Development Goals (iSDG) Model is a comprehensive policy simulation tool that generates country-specific development scenarios to show the implications of policy on a country’s progress towards achieving the SDGs. It is intended to help policymakers  understand the interlinked SDG system and to design efficient pathways to meet the 2030 Agenda. The model provides a platform to conduct on-the-spot simulation of a broad variety of policies simultaneously, and to assess their positive and negative synergies and trade-offs. The model covers all the 17 SDGs and can be calibrated for any country or region with data sourced locally or from international databases.  



Integration Tools - Assessing SDG Progress and Alignment - Acceleration – System Thinking and Dynamic Simulation ModelsRisk-Informed Development Tools - Risk Assessment, Early Warning and Disaster Information Management


Guidelines and diagnosticsSimulation models

Country case


UNDP supported the Government of Nigeria to apply the iSDG model in 2019 to strengthen planning and prioritisation of interventions aimed at accelerating impact across the SDGs. The analysis showed that the national Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (2017-2020) can boost progress on many Goals but must be integrated with interventions for climate change adaptation and protection of marine resources to generate sustainable results. The analysis also showed that investments in decentralised renewable energy is a potentially strong accelerator that could improve social, economic and environmental targets.