Papers and articles
AI for monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals and supporting and promoting action and policy development
The United Nations sustainable development goals (SDGs) were ratified with much enthusiasm by all UN member states in 2015. However, subsequent progress to meet these goals has been hampered by a lack of data available to measure the SDG indicators (SDIs), and a lack of evidence-based insights to inform effective policy responses. This paper outlines an interdisciplinary program of research into the use of artificial intelligence techniques to support measurement of the SDIs, using both machine learning methods to model SDI measurements and explainable AI techniques to present the outputs in a human-friendly manner.
Delivering on the promise of artificial intelligence
Artificial intelligence tools that seek to address complex public problems need to be developed with the input of the decision-makers who will implement them.