The event will present the SDG 16 Survey that covers the dimensions of access to justice, corruption, discrimination, governance, human trafficking and violence. Showcasing the experiences of countries piloting the survey and sharing reflections on the process of development of the survey, this side event provides a space for participants to understand the opportunities presented by the new SDG 16 Survey to accelerate data availability on critical areas that are affecting countries’ progress towards sustainable development. These issues are even more relevant as countries across the board are seeing reversals in development due to COVID-19. The SDG 16 Survey can help better understand and target policies to address some of the structural challenges facing countries, particularly for marginalized groups, in the wake of COVID-19 to build ‘forward’ better.