The impact of the financial crisis threatens to reverse the progress made towards the MDG achievements, particularly the goal of reducing poverty and hunger. The availability of MDG indicators and data provide instruments for monitoring these trends for timely intervention and action.
The 2010 Population Census to be conducted in most countries of the world will shed light not only on trends in population growth but also provide information on migration, housing, employment, etc. affected by the current financial and economic crisis.
The Statistics Division maintains various other databases that are rich sources of timely, consistent and relevant data for analysis of the impact of the financial and economic crisis.