PARIS21 2020 Board Meeting
Date: 7-8 April 2020
The PARIS21 Virtual Board Meeting is taking place on 07 April from 14:00-15:30 CET. During the meeting, PARIS21 Board Members will have the opportunity to explore the latest evolutions of data and statistics in the context of the ‘Decade of Delivery’ of the Sustainable Development Goals. The closed session will also focus on administrative and institutional issues related to the partnership. The meeting will provide an opportunity to reflect on PARIS21’s work over the previous year, as well as setting the strategic direction for the future. It also aims to facilitate consultation and cooperation among PARIS21 Members, and highlight the work being done by member countries and institutional partners.
Unlocking the SDGs as a shared results framework: From ambition to action
On 08 April, from 14:00-15:00 CET PARIS21 and the OECD are convening a webinar on “Unlocking the SDGs as a shared results framework: From ambition to action” to deep dive in the issue of SDG alignment and corresponding data production and use at the country level. The SDG monitoring & framework adopted at national level can serve as a platform for shared generation and use of data on development results by both countries and their development partners, helping enhance the development impact of their efforts and enabling mutual accountability among all stakeholders.
You are invited to join the discussion, which will feature leading panellists from the development cooperation, official statistics, results and evaluation communities exploring the challenges and opportunities of leveraging SDGs as a shared results framework. The virtual meeting will kick off a series of online events throughout 2020 and seek to unpack these issues further and accelerate action in the ‘Decade of Delivery’.
This webinar is an official Road to Bern event.
Addressing COVID-19: How are national statistical offices in low- and middle-income countries doing?
On 08 April, from 15:30-16:30 CET PARIS21 is convening a webinar on “COVID19: What are national statistical offices doing?
National statistical offices (NSOs) in affected countries find themselves in a very challenging situation. Many NSOs with limited IT capacities are forced to move into virtual work environment and adjust to a new data demand from i) policymakers to understand and track the COVID-19 impact, ii) citizens in search of reliable data sources. Many NSOs struggle to conduct their usual statistical activities while maintaining the safety of staff. At the same time, additional data demands create additional pressure on the NSO to coordinate effectively with line ministries (such as the ministry of finance or the ministries if health) to produce ad-hoc data while continuing regular data collection, which will be essential in the aftermath of the crisis.
To address these data and capacity related challenges, the PARIS21 partnership is hosting a webinar, calling on NSOs and other organisations in the data for development communities, in particular from low- and middle-income countries to share their current experience amidst the global pandemic, and how they plan to mitigate its effects in the near and long term.