Economic Contribution and SDG

Economic Contribution and SDG


As UN custodian, the UNWTO Department of Statistics compiles data on the Sustainable Development Goals indicators 8.9.1 and 12.b.1, included in the Global Indicator Framework. Data collection started in 2019 and provides data from 2008 onwards, the latest update took place on 25 November 2022. 
 

Tourism direct GDP as a proportion of total GDP (indicator 8.9.1) 

Indicator 8.9.1 on Tourism Direct GDP helps to monitor Target 8.9 which calls on countries “to promote sustainable tourism” under Goal 8 on decent Work and Economic Growth. The data collection is done in cooperation with the OECD.

* Source: Data compiled from countries by UNWTO in cooperation with the OECD, through annual statistical questionnaires.
** The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the UNWTO.

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Implementation of standards accounting tools to monitor the economic and environmental aspects of tourism sustainability (indicator 12.b.1)

Indicator 12.b.1 shows the preparedness of countries to “develop and implement tools to monitor sustainable development impacts for sustainable tourism” called for in target 12.b under Goal 12 on Sustainable Consumption and Production. More specifically, it tracks the implementation of the most relevant Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) and System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA) tables.

* Source: Data compiled from countries by UNWTO through annual statistical questionnaires.
** The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the UNWTO.

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In the past, the UNWTO has conducted studies on the implementation of the TSA:RMF 2008, the latest being available here.