The Ministry of Planning (MoP) has overall responsibility for the national Monitoring and Evaluation Process. The Cambodia National Institute of Statistics (NIS), part of the MoP, maintains the CSDG database.
The Royal Government of Cambodia adopted the Cambodian Sustainable Development Goals framework (CSDGs) in November 2018. The framework includes 18 Goals, including an additional goal on Demining and Explosive Remnants of War; 88 targets; and 148 indicators. Of the latter, approximately 52 indicators come from the global framework and the rest are national.
Cambodia presented its Voluntary National Review to the UN High Level Political Forum in July 2019.
UNSD completed the assessment of Cambodia’s National Statistical System in 2017 as part of its DA-9 project. The assessment focused on the availability of global indicators and reliable data sources. The assessment found that out of the 205 applicable global indicators, 66 were currently available or easily feasible, 94 were feasible with a strong effort, and 45 not feasible even with a strong effort.
The database includes the full CSDG dataset, with approximately 148 indicators. The dataset is available in SDMX, in accordance with a customized Data Structure Definition based on the global SDG DSD.
The National Institute of Statistics has the overall coordinating role of the National Statistical System. In accordance with the Statistics Law, ministries and institutions that produce statistics, must establish statistical units and submit the data they produce to the NIS.
A Data for Development group has been established which coordinates the monitoring work related to the SDGs. This group is led by NIS and includes several line ministries and the UN Country Team. UNFPA leads the group on the UN side.
Each SDG indicator has been assigned to an agency of the National Statistical System. Data sharing is in place.
A Data Sharing Agreement template was developed with UNFPA support. It is expected that Data Sharing Agreements based on the template, will be concluded between agencies of the National Statistical System
The data sharing process is currently largely manual. The data is shared primarily in Excel and PDF formats. UN agencies have assisted the NIS in its efforts to improve the efficiency of the data sharing process.
The 148 CSDG indicators were made available at the CamStat platform (see below). The indicators are variously disaggregated by geography, age, sex, and other dimensions.
UNSD conducted a National Metadata Workshop in Cambodia on 21-26 January 2019, with participation of the NIS and approx. 20 agencies of the National Statistical System. Metadata for CSDG indicators is currently being compiled.
UNSD completed the assessment of Cambodia’s National Statistical System capacity in 2017 as part of its DA-9 project. The assessment focused on the availability of global indicators and reliable data sources. The assessment found that out of the 205 applicable global indicators, 66 were currently available or easily feasible, 94 were feasible with a strong effort, and 45 not feasible even with a strong effort.
UNSD conducted a User Engagement Workshop in Cambodia on 2-5 September 2019. The workshop brought together approx. 40 participants from a line ministries and user groups, including ministries of planning, rural development, education, health, commerce and tourism, sports, environment and natural resources, media, civil society, international organizations and the academic sector. The workshop provided a timely opportunity for NIS to engage with producers and users of data across the NSS and learn about tools and approaches to better engage with users at different entry points in the data value chain, from identifying data needs through to data dissemination, feedback and outreach. During the workshop, participants completed a draft User Engagement Strategy and implementation plan which will be taken forward by the NIS.