On the 20th September 2017, the first ever Goalkeepers event took place in New York and was streamed live across the world. The event, hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, brought together a generation of determined thinkers, doers and givers, sharing their work and their ideas to help hit the ambitious Global Goals targets by 2030. Former President Barack Obama was one of the speakers.
At this occasion the first Goalkeepers Report was launched. It will be published every year until 2030 to accelerate progress in the fight against poverty by helping to diagnose urgent problems, identify promising solutions, measure and interpret key results, and spread best practices.
The report tracks 18 data points included in the SDGs that are believed to be fundamental to people’s health and well-being. To complement the data, it also tells the stories behind the numbers—about the leaders, innovations, and policies that have made the difference in countries where progress has been most significant.
One of those 18 priorities in smallholder farmer productivity. According to the report, agriculture is key to driving poverty reduction, so it’s important to track small-scale producers’ productivity and income. There’s a powerful new methodology called the Agricultural Integrated Survey (AGRIS) under development that has the potential to collect high-quality data affordably to track progress on this objective.
Read Goalkeepers Report