Realising the constraints facing SIDS to fully comply with monitoring these new agendas and ensuring it is aligned with their own country priorities, PARIS21 will bring together representative SIDS countries from Pacific, Caribbean, and AIMS regions to agree on a set of recommendations towards a SIDS statistics strategy and action plan for monitoring the SDGs and SAMOA Pathway. To do this, it is necessary to take stock of the current state of SIDS statistical systems – their capacity and readiness – along with what lessons to be learned from previous experiences on MDGs, best practices in place that could be built on and continued, and new data areas to focus on.
The Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century (PARIS21) will be organising the Cross Regional Forum: Agenda 2030 and the SIDS: Strengthening statistical capacity and readiness with the goal of preparing SIDS to address the statistical demands arising from the Agenda 2030, SAMOA Pathway, and their own regional and national priorities. An important statistical concern of SIDS related to these agendas is the capacity and readiness of their statistical systems to produce the data requirements for monitoring and evaluation while ensuring a harmonised and co-ordinated approach for the implementation of both agendas.
Please find the final forum document here (Concept Note, Agenda, Attendees List, Information Note). Printed copies will be available at the forum.
For summary information and presentations from the event, please click here.