Title: Exploratory data analysis of sustainable development goals
Authors: Vladimir Potashnikov - RANEPA (Russia) [presenting]
Andrey Zubarev - Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (Russia)
Oleg Lugovoy - RANEPA (Russia)
Abstract: In September 2015, United Nations agreed on the agenda: ``Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development'', which identified 17 sustainable development goals. At the same time, the agenda defines only indicators of sustainable development, but not aggregated indicators for each goal. The aim is to identify aggregated indicators of sustainable development goals (SDG) achievement that are suitable for clear economic interpretation, and suitable for analysis under which conditions that can be achieved. Another important goal is to identify groups of interrelated indicators of SDG, the objectives of which are more appropriate to consider together without other. This analysis was provided by hierarchical clustering methods. Also group of similarly countries in terms of achieved SDG was found based on these results. The possibility of achievement different couples of SDG indicators together was tested in this paper, based on historical data.