Engaging a wide variety of users in the statistics produced, including SDG indicator progress monitoring, is key for informed policy debates and keeping governments responsible. This can best be done by involving various users in the planning of statistics products and getting their inputs on what key needs are. A strategy and implementation plan can help keeping the focus on these activities.
UNSD is collaborating with National Statistics Offices in organizing workshops which bring together representatives from the national statistical system to develop draft user engagement strategies. This is combined with hands on learning of methods and tools for how to engage with various user groups, also taking the input of these groups into account in the development of the strategy.