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Enhancing National Statistical Capacity to Assess, Measure, Monitor and Report on Progress in Achieving the Post-2015 Agenda

Background:

Recognizing the importance of high quality statistics and their effective use in promoting evidence-based socio-economic policies and achieving internationally and nationally agreed goals, the overall objective of the project is to strengthen national statistical systems in select developing countries in their capacity to measure, monitor, assess and report on progress on achieving post-2015 goals and targets for sustainable development. This will in turn improve availability to users, especially policy decision makers, of timely and reliable statistics that are policy relevant and meet the increasing demand for high quality information to ensure development goals at both the national and international levels are achieved.


The project will be delivered through a set of activities including desk studies of the countries’ current statistical capacity to monitor and report on these goals and targets, workshops and in-country technical assistance missions to increase awareness regarding the monitoring and reporting requirements of the SDGs and post-2015 goals and targets, to discuss priorities, to assess national capacities and gaps, to assist in the creation of implementation plans for monitoring and reporting and to build capacity for their implementation.

 

The project will provide assistance to national statistical offices in 6 pilot countries. The results will be shared on regional level, allowing other countries to benefit from and to follow the experiences of the pilot counties.  A Steering Committee composed of representatives of the participating statistical offices and co-operating agencies will guide the overall execution of the project.

Objective:

To strengthen the capacity of selected developing countries in Asia and Africa to measure, monitor and report progress towards achieving the SDGs and post-2015 development agend goals and targets.

Expected accomplishments:

  •  Increased understanding among policymakers, data producers and users in select countries in Africa and Asia regarding the monitoring and reporting requirements of the SDGs and post-2015 development goals and targets
  • Increased capacity in the six target countries on establishing a national implementation plan for monitoring and reporting progress towards achieving the SDGs and post-2015 development goals and targets

Implementation status:

In progress.