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1 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON OFFICIAL STATISTICS "EFFICIENT STATISTICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR THE STATE BUILDING 23 – 25 SEPTEMBER, 2013, IN RAMALLAH, PALESTINE MATTHIAS REISTER, SENIOR STATISTICIAN UNITED NATIONS STATISTICS DIVISION 1 DATA FOR MONITORING MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS (MDGS) AND THE POST 2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

2 A NEW AGENDA WILL BE COMING… (FROM MDGS TO POST 2015 GOALS) Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Post 2015 Development agenda ?

3 .. AND THE NEW AGENDA WILL REQUIRE MONITORING Policy making Data and monitoring There is a need to attract national policy-makers to using official statistics in the decision making process to scientifically monitor and measure the impact of economic and social policies

4 MONITORING PROGRESS TOWARDS THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS (MDGS) Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger Goal 2: Achieve universal primary education Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women Goal 4: Reduce child mortality Goal 5: Improve maternal health Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability Goal 8: Develop a global partnership for development

5 Goal 1 Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger Target 1.A Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than $1 a day. The global poverty rate at $1.25 a day fell in 2010 to less than half the 1990 rate. About 700 million fewer people lived in conditions of extreme poverty in 2010 than in (but 1.2 Billion still do!) Target met !

6 HIGH LEVEL PANEL REPORT ON POST ILLUSTRATIVE GOALS AND TARGETS 1. End Poverty 2. Empower Girls and Women and Achieve Gender Equality 3. Provide Quality Education and Lifelong Learning 4. Ensure Healthy Lives 5. Ensure Food Security and Good Nutrition 6. Achieve Universal Access to Water and Sanitation 7. Secure Sustainable Energy 8. Secure jobs, Sustainable Livelihoods, and Equitable Growth 9. Manage Natural Resource Assets Sustainably 10. Ensure Good Governance and Effective Institutions 11. Ensure Stable and Peaceful Societies 12. Create a Global Enabling Environment and Catalyse Long- Term Finance

7 INTEGRATED FRAMEWORK PROPOSED BY THE UN TASK TEAM

8 INVOLVEMENT OF THE STATISTICAL COMMUNITY IN THE DISCUSSION ON SDGS AND POST Reports on data and monitoring Lessons Learned from MDG Monitoring in March 2013 (United Nations Inter-Agency and Expert Group on MDG Indicators (IAEG-MDG) Measuring sustainable development in June 2013 (Joint UNECE/OECD/Eurostat Working Group on Statistics for Sustainable Development) Statistics and indicators for the post-2015 development agenda (Working Group on Monitoring and Indicators of the UN Task Team - with contributions of 50 UN).

9 INVOLVEMENT OF THE STATISTICAL COMMUNITY IN THE DISCUSSION ON SDGS AND POST Role of the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) The UNSC is the apex entity of the global statistical system and the intergovernmental focal point for the elaboration and the review of the indicators used in the United Nations system as indicated by Resolution A/RES/57/270 B of the General Assembly in The UNSC has been providing guidance and leadership in monitoring progress towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals from the outset. It is expected that the UNSC and its subsidiary bodies will guide and lead the response to the statistical needs arising from the post 2015 development agenda.

10 INVOLVEMENT OF THE STATISTICAL COMMUNITY IN THE DISCUSSION ON SDGS AND POST Friends of the Chair Group on Broader Measures of Progress (FOC) Established by the United Nations Statistical Commission at its forty-fourth session (26 February to 1 March 2013) Establishment of website (July 2013) Review of Report of High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons Contributes to statistical annexes to thematic issue briefs of the Open Working Group Special event on 17 December the OWG on Monitoring and Measuring which is expected to include many chief statisticians to inform policy makers. The FOC will report back to the Statistical Commission in February 2014.

11 WHATS AT STAKE FOR STATISTICS - HIGH-LEVEL PANEL (HLP) REPORT CALLS FOR A DATA REVOLUTION 11 What might be anticipated: 1.Significant extension of data requirements and possible redirection of focus 2. Increased role of statistics

12 WHATS AT STAKE FOR STATISTICS - HIGH-LEVEL PANEL (HLP) REPORT CALLS FOR A DATA REVOLUTION 12 …to be responded to by: 1. Making the post-2015 monitoring operational 2.Affirming the role of official statistics 3. Development and adoption of new methodologies, data sources and methods (technologies) of data capture and integration 4. Mainstreaming the new requirements 5. Capacity building for sustainable statistics Will the meal be served as hot as it is cooked?

13 13 Thank you


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