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1 1 Strengthening statistical capacity-building in support of progress towards the Internationally Agreed Development Goals in the SADC region Fabia Yazaki United Nations Statistics Division Department of Economic and Social Affairs Durban – July 2006

2 2 Proposed Activities of the project (a) Workshops and seminars (b) Meetings (c) Enhancing Information and Communication Technology (d) Study tours (e) Advisory services

3 3 Workshops, seminars and meetings 1. Workshop on statistical organization and user-producer relations – EGM on Harmonization of Indicators (MDGs and others) – Workshop on Household Survey Methods (Labour Stats?) – Workshop on Vital statistics – Workshop on Energy statistics – Workshop on Population Censuses – Workshop on Household Surveys with a focus on health statistics – 2008

4 4 Enhancing Information and Communication Technology Countries needs Countries needs Strategy (support a specific project, select NSOs, opt for advisory services, etc) Strategy (support a specific project, select NSOs, opt for advisory services, etc) Partnerships Partnerships Limited Budget Limited Budget

5 5 Study tours Emphasis on sub-regional and intra-regional exchanges Emphasis on sub-regional and intra-regional exchanges Timely issues Timely issues Temporary assistance and Advisory services

6 6 Project monitoring and evaluation

7 7 Annual Development Account Progress Report The main purposes for progress reporting are to ensure: Good management by providing regular, timely and relevant management information to ensure that projects' objectives are achieved in terms of time, cost and quality; Assessment of impact of the use of the Development Account by evaluating progress of the implementation impact against proposed expected accomplishments. Final Evaluation

8 8 Indicators Increased volume of official statistical data for tracking progress towards the MDGs and internationally agreed development goals used by statistical systems, the public and the media Increased number of national statistical offices using common statistical definitions and methodologies Increased number of national statistical offices providing indicators of improved quality for policy-oriented research and analysis

9 9 Sources of verification National and international MDG progress reports and international database National and international Human Development Reports Other statistical and analytical reports Communications and data exchanges between SADC Secretariat and the NSOs

10 10 Thank you!


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