Areas of Work: Evidence-based Policy
Evidence-based policy is important for making effective and successful policy decisions. UN DESA brings together global expertise, state-of-the-art knowledge and best practice in development statistics. This helps modernize statistical information systems and fill the statistical gaps to measure, monitor, assess and report on progress to achieve the SDGs.
Key tools to build capacity for evidence-based policy include:
- Development of international statistical standards in economic, social, environmental and demographic statistics;
- Training in integrated statistical approaches and shared standard business architecture and information model;
- Environmental accounting;
- Guidance on spatial data infrastructure and related standards;
- Vulnerability-Resilience Country Profile (VRCP), an analytical framework for monitoring and assessing progress in addressing the vulnerabilities of small island developing States (SIDS).
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