Needs assessment/baseline studies aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals, put in place the building blocks of an effective monitoring system, improve governance and service delivery,and drive progress towards the shared objective of sustainable development. It builds up a database against which to monitor and assess an activity’s feasibility, progress and effectiveness – during implementation and after the program is complete. This crucial impact management service maps specific indicators of programs, under each SDG, based on the global indicator framework developed by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators.