The Sustainable Development Goals Confront the Infrastructure of Measurement

Sally Engle Merry

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    This brief article comments on the special issue on SDGs - Knowledge and Politics in Setting and Measuring the SDGs. Acknowledging that the articles in the issue show how reliance on indicators changes the way development is conceived, Merry asks why is it so difficult to produce better indicators. If they are too narrow, why not simply produce more? She argues that conceiving of measurement as an infrastructure provides important insight into these questions.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)146-148
    Number of pages3
    JournalGlobal Policy
    StatePublished - Jan 2019


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Global and Planetary Change
    • Economics and Econometrics
    • Political Science and International Relations
    • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
    • Law

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