The SDGs

Our collective global to do list to build a better future
for everyone by 2030, as agreed by 193 nations.

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The Basis

The basis of our framework lies in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. Agreed by 193 countries in 2015, the 17 SDGs are the world’s to do list for the next 15 years.

In response to this global commitment, Maanch has created the first platform to provide a global impact metric and facilitate funding to projects through the lens of the SDGs. We collect detailed project information and auto generate the impact with our complex algorithms created using 169 targets and 241 indicators for the 17 goals.

SDG Profile Simulator

Generate your SDG profile by choosing topics and actions for each topic relating to your organisation’s work, and see how our algorithms link SDGs to Five Pillars.

UN Global Goals Index

Country governments, businesses, investors & philanthropists can use this map to enable strategic & effective collective global impact.

The color shows sum of Global Index Rank which ranges from 1 to 156 for each country. The color depicts relative needs intensity from red (high intensity) to green (low intensity).

Our calculations

For many, the SDGs seem too abstract and general to understand accurately how the contribution they are making moves the needle towards a sustainable 2030. Until now, there has been no data aggregator that has managed to integrate the SDG framework reliably into other forms of impact assessment.

The MaanchMetrics go far beyond the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Our algorithms combine the SDG targets and indicators with more accessible and specific data organisations use to describe their projects. We use these inputs to project and display the impact of each intervention, creating an accurate assessment of how projects apply to the SDG framework.

Maanch aims to aggregate data and bring transparency, discoverability and equality of information to funders and receivers. We use multiple algoritms, and compute the data provided to give insights to funders about what projects best align to their own values and priorities.

Our visualisations

From the data we collect at a project level, combined with SDG baseline data, we process MaanchMetrics to give the following insights:

SDG Profile

For each project, we collect information which is cross referenced with the 244 underlying data collection points of the UN SDG framework. From this, we generate a bespoke SDG profile for each project.

Needs intensity (Country & Global)

Our smart technology uses country data and aggregated global data to assess how needed the intervention is, given the status of progress towards the SDGs. We have one meter showing the intensity of need within the country, and in comparison to global needs for intervention around this topic. 


We provide transparency through two auto-generated ratios: one on the size of the project in comparison to the annual income of the organisation, and the other on administration costs as a proportion of the project budget.

5 Pillar Alignment

This graph is generated using our algorithms, which compute how the Topics, SDGs and Pillars (People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, Partnership) are linked. We display an aggregated global graph, and a graph relating to the geography of the project.

Scope / Topic breakdown

Each project may undertake several activities. To illustrate the intersectionality and complexity of interventions, our intelligent data collection processes map the scope of each project to the topics it is addressing.

Project Narratives & Descriptions

Alongside quantitative information, we enable clear communication of each project's context, aims, and delivery roadmap through our segmented narrative input sections.