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National monitoring of the MDGs: an overview of recommendations by the IAEG and the UN Statistical Commission

Francesca Perucci

United Nations Statistics Division

2nd International Conference on MDG Statistics, 19-21 October 2011


Outline
OUTLINE recommendations by the IAEG and the UN Statistical Commission

  • Recommendations by the IAEG on MDG Indicators

  • Recommendations by the UN Statistical Commission

  • The way forward

2nd International Conference on MDG Statistics, 19-21 October 2011


Iaeg what are the priorities
IAEG: what are the priorities? recommendations by the IAEG and the UN Statistical Commission

  • Ensure full transparency in the process from country data to international series

  • Reconcile national and international data compilation

    • Improve reporting mechanisms from national to international

    • Reduce data gaps

    • Improve national ownership of estimates and country data adjustments

    • Improve coordination of national reporting on MDGs

  • Improve sub-national monitoring of the MDGs (for policy making, better allocation of resources across different population groups and regional areas).

  • 2nd International Conference on MDG Statistics, 19-21 October 2011


    Key recommended actions
    Key recommended actions recommendations by the IAEG and the UN Statistical Commission

    • Identify ways to improve coordination within the national statistical system, engaging the whole national statistical system, for national reporting and for reporting of data to international agencies

    • Continue to improve the content of the metadata and the tools available on the mdgs.un.org website

    • Provide training on metadata for the compilation of the indicators

    2nd International Conference on MDG Statistics, 19-21 October 2011


    Key recommended actions continued
    Key recommended actions (continued) recommendations by the IAEG and the UN Statistical Commission

    • Implement SDMX for MDG Indicators

    • Identify best practices and provide training for monitoring at sub-national level

    2nd International Conference on MDG Statistics, 19-21 October 2011


    Un statistical commission
    UN Statistical Commission recommendations by the IAEG and the UN Statistical Commission

    • UNSC has reviewed the IAEG work over the years and made recommendations

      • Key elements

        • Enhancing the dialogue between countries and international agencies

        • Ensuring full ownership by countries of MDG data

        • Developing capacity

        • Providing training on national and subnational monitoring

        • Promoting the use of SDMX

    2nd International Conference on MDG Statistics, 19-21 October 2011


    Key actions recommended by un statistical commission 2011
    Key actions recommended by UN Statistical Commission 2011 recommendations by the IAEG and the UN Statistical Commission

    • Develop tools and methodology for country-level assessment of progress and make them widely available to countries

    • Continue to provide training to countries on monitoring MDGs at the subnational level

    • Continue the work to reconcile the national and international data and to improve coordination of MDG reporting

    • Continue to provide technical assistance and training to countries that wish to adopt the SDMX standards on MDG indicators

    2nd International Conference on MDG Statistics, 19-21 October 2011


    The way forward
    The way forward recommendations by the IAEG and the UN Statistical Commission

    • Ownership of national monitoring

    • Improve tools for sub-national monitoring

    • Resolve conceptual and methodological issues on some of the indicators (those not currently collected by countries)

    • Metadata and handbook widely available for national monitoring

    • Expand use of common platforms for data and metadata exchange

    2nd International Conference on MDG Statistics, 19-21 October 2011


    THANK YOU recommendations by the IAEG and the UN Statistical Commission

    mdgs.un.org

    2nd International Conference on MDG Statistics, 19-21 October 2011


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