Achieving the SDGs through tourism: Toolkit of Indicators for Projects (TIPs)

Tourism plays a crucial role in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as it intersects with multiple dimensions of sustainable development. The increasingly recognized connection between tourism and the SDGs highlights its potential as a powerful tool for achieving a more sustainable and equitable future.

Tourism Projects and the SDGs 

Tourism development projects have great potential to contribute to the 2030 Agenda through their implementation and impacts. However, due to the lack of measurement of tourism project impacts, outputs and inputs against the SDGs, it has been challenging to assess the contribution of each project to the achievement of the goals in an objective and harmonized manner. To address this challenge, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has developed Toolkit of Indicators for Projects (TIPs). TIPs addresses the crucial role that tourism plays in advancing the SDGs and the need for a standardized approach to measure the impact of tourism projects on the SDGs.

Toolkit of  Indicators for Projects (TIPs) 

TIPs presents indicators that measure the impact of tourism development on the achievement of the SDGs at project level. The indicators presented are non-exhaustive and may be adapted, modified, and/or combined as appropriate and according to characteristics unique to each project.

The toolkit provides an enhanced understanding of the importance of the role of tourism and its connection with the different SDGs and its targets, capturing the multifaceted impacts of tourism and how it can contribute to SdGs and targets that most may be unaware of.