These e-learning materials have been designed to help learners explore the United Nation (UN) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). In addition they will guide participants through using the international data service ESDS International and provide learners with an increased understanding of the data available at ESDS International and the potential of that data for use in their own research or teaching. The materials comprise four main sections:
- Guide to ESDS International - provides a comprehensive overview of the international data service including the topics, time range, frequency and geographical coverage of the data provided.
- Guide to the MDGs - describes the background to the MDGs, the relationship between the goals, targets and indicators, identifies the data sources and how progress towards the goals is measured.
- Activities section - provides step-step activities enabling learners to, for example, search the ESDS International data portfolio or carry out a simple data visualisation task.All activities are available as e-Tutorials.
- Links and resources - contains links to relevant UN MDG related interfaces such as UN MDG Gapminder and a CommonGIS interface to a subset of MDG data.