SDG monitoring and review is key to ensuring effective planning and implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Yet, this is a field in which states face numerous challenges, not least related to the production, communication and use of data. Data partnerships which promote the use of complementary data (e.g. citizen-generated data, human rights data or administrative data) have the potential to strengthen SDG monitoring and review and can help fill data gaps and ensure that no one is left behind. This is particularly relevant as countries strive to build forward better from the Covid-19 pandemic.
This event will discuss the experiences of the SDG Data Partnerships project, an initiative promoted by Partners for Review/GIZ, Danish Institute for Human Rights, and International Civil Society Centre. The initiative supports six countries to establish a cross-sector data collaboration: Costa Rica, Canada, Ghana, Nepal, Philippines and the Palestinian Territories. The online session format is dynamic, and it includes presentations of good practices, lessons learned, progress and ways forward from the participating countries. The event will also mark the launch of the SDG Data Partnerships Report, showcasing the conclusions from the first phase of this initiative.
This event aims to generate a constructive exchange of practices to inspire the ongoing efforts in these countries and in others. Speakers will reflect the diversity of the country groups, with representatives from government, civil society, national human rights institutions and statistics offices. Participants will be engaged directly throughout the session using interactive tools as permitted by the online platform.