Inclusive Growth is one of the hottest issues in the Philippines nowadays. While the country has witnessed a constant increase in its growth rate, inequality in the Philippines’ domestic economy has nevertheless broadened. In this context, decision-makers need more than ever accurate and coherent data that would allow them to identify and implement appropriate policies and thus achieve prosperity for all the citizens in the country.

What kind of data are required to promote inclusive growth? Are statistical users satisfied with the quality and accessibility of already existing data? Are data producers using the right indicators while measuring inclusive growth? Are their data reliable enough? These are some of the issues that will be tackled on the 5th of December 2012 during the “First User-Producer Dialogue on Capacity Development for Inclusive Growth” taking place in Manila, the Philippines.

The event, which will be organised by PARIS21 in collaboration with the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) of the Philippines, is the first of its kind where data users and producers are brought together to discuss “inclusive growth”.

Fifty participants are expected to be present at the event, representing data users (Ministries, policy advisors, statistical research and training centers, academia, civil society and media), as well as official and non-official data producers (National Statistical Office, local government units, private sector data providers and others).

The event is expected to help formulate recommendations on how to improve existing mechanisms in the Philippines for enhancing the production of statistics required for inclusive growth policies.

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