Demand-driven data planning Tools


The Asia-Pacific Stats Café Series on "Demand-driven data planning Tools" took place on Monday, 11 April 2022, 12:00 – 13:00 hours, Bangkok time (GMT+7). 


 Recording & Presentations 


International development partners have developed various tools and frameworks to help national statistical systems identify data gaps that need to be filled and strategically plan to respond to data demands. Examples include Every Policy is Connected (EPiC) of ESCAP, Advanced Data Planning Tool (ADAPT) of PARIS21, StaTact of UNITAR and UNSD. This Stats Café discussed the main features of these tools and presented best practices to effectively plan for data required by policymakers and continuously monitor the progress.

This Stats Café aimed to:

  • Briefly introduce objectives and expected outputs from each of the three data needs assessment and planning tools
  • Compare the three tools and discuss how national statistical systems can use them to address distinct but related issues
  • Share national experiences in Asia and the Pacific in applying data needs assessment and planning tools.


Opening remarks:

  • Ms. Rachael Joanne Beaven – Director, Statistics Division, ESCAP

Data Need Assessment and Planning Tools

  • Every Policy is Connected (EPiC): Mr. Arman Bidarbakhtnia, Head, Statistical Data Management Unit, Statistics Division, ESCAP
  • Advanced Data Planning Tool (ADAPT): Mr. Rajiv Ranjan, Innovation Team Lead PARIS21
  • StaTact: Ms. Elena Proden, Senior Specialist, SDGs and Strategic Implementation of the 2030 Agenda at UNITAR

Make it work for you: how do data planning tools complement each other?

  • Gabriel Gamez, Inter-regional Adviser, Organization and Development of National Statistical Systems, UNSD, DESA

Q&A and discussion