Strengthening Capacity in Developing Countries: It’s time to get it right!

WHEN: Saturday 26 September 2015, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

WHERE: The Roosevelt Hotel, 45 E 45th St, New York

This is a vital moment for development data and statistics. The agreed upon Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will put unprecedented pressure on developing countries to produce more and better data for monitoring, reporting and decision making. Yet many developing countries are simply not ready. Despite some progress over the last 15 years, they still struggle to provide the most basic data.

Designing indicators for the SDGs: Collecting comprehensive, timely data Expert Roundtable Discussion

The SDSN, in partnership with the UN Statistics Division, proposes to convene a two-day expert meeting to discuss four sets of practical challenges that must be addressed so that the SDGs can serve as an effective management tool for sustainable development. It is hoped that this workshop can be the start of a process to reach a shared understanding by 2015 on how to monitor the implementation of the SDGs.

For more information, see this concept note.