PARIS21 is carrying out a project entitled “Informing a Data Revolution”, financed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The project will prepare and publish a road map for a data revolution in July 2015 as part of the lead up to the UN General Assembly in September, where it is expected that the new development agenda will be agreed and launched.
The project is carrying out a survey as part of a stocktaking exercise to provide an understanding of the situation facing statistics in 2014 in countries at different levels of development. The project will assess the current capacity to produce and to use statistics as well as the main gaps between supply and demand with a goal to suggest ways of how to close the data gaps and assess, from the point of view of the country, what changes may be needed to the international statistical system to make it more effective.
The IDR Asia-Pacific Regional workshop will aim to:
- Increase awareness of IDR goals and progress.
- Seek agreement from participating national statistics offices on the main conclusions of the country studies.
- Seek agreement from participating national statistics offices on the findings and direction of road map document.
- Seek opinions of participating national statistics offices on the IDR innovations inventory on which solutions could be of use in filling the gaps between supply and demand for data in the next 5 years and beyond.
Participants will include senior members of Statistical Offices participating in the IDR project from Asia and the Pacific along with other users and producers of data and key decision-makers in the Post-2015 process from the region, as well as participants from other partners.
IDR Project Update
Update of progress in key project modules (Country studies, Innovations, Research Programme, Road Map, Advocacy)
Presentation of IDR country metabase - focus on AP country profiles
Presentation results of IDR in-depth and cross-country studies and RPES country studies
Presentation of innovation work by UN-ESCAP, IDR
End of day 1
Review of innovations and priorities for modernisation at country level
IDR Road Map
Presentation of IDR Road Map
IDR Road Map round-table
IDR Road Map - alignment with country priorities
End of meeting
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