Expert group meeting on the evaluation of adolescent fertility data and estimates

New York (Virtual meeting)  

26 October 2020 to 27 October 2020


The purpose of the meeting is to assess the coverage and accuracy and consistency of the data and estimates related to early adolescent fertility and to review the scope of associated demographic factors to assess the accuracy of early adolescent fertility data and estimates. The invited experts from United Nations system entities, research institutions and data producers will also review and discuss approaches for early adolescent fertility data validation, estimation and selection for SDG reporting and analysis. This online meeting of two half-day sessions on 26-27 October 2020 is organized as panel discussions around selected themes addressing data sources, methods to estimate early adolescent fertility data and approaches for data validation and selection for SDG reporting and analysis.


Organization of work 

Monday, 26 October 2020 

9:00 - 09:30

Session I: Opening of the meeting & welcome 


09:30 - 11:00  

Session II: Setting the stage: Reporting on ABR in the context of the SDGs     


11:15 - 1:15  

Session III: Data and estimates from various data sources on adolescent fertility 
(ages girls/women 10-14 and 15-19) 


Tuesday, 27 October 2020

09:00 - 9:15 

Recap of day 1 and outlook for day 2

  • Karoline Schmid, Population DivisionPopulation Division, DESA


9:15 - 10:45

Session IV: Adolescent Fertility: Regional and national perspectives  


11:00 - 12:30  

Session V: Open discussion and recommendations for validation, selection and reporting of adolescent fertility 

  • Moderator – Francois Pelletier, Population Division, DESA


12:30 - 12:45  Session VI: Closing 


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