VNR Lab 14: Data innovations for evidence-based VNRs

14 Jul 2022, 8:00 - 9:00am (EDT)   Virtual Event at the HLPF

Data and statistics are the backbone of meaningful and evidence-based follow-up and review of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Despite facing unprecedented disruptions in statistical operations and a spike in demand for data for policy making during the COVID-pandemic, many countries have stepped up to the challenges in supporting building back better and fulfilling the ambitions of the 2030 Agenda. To do so, they have forged new collaborations and leveraged alternative data solutions while increasing efforts to protect data.

This VNR lab will provide a platform for countries to share their experiences with innovations and tools for SDG monitoring used to prepare their evidence-based and data-driven 2022 VNR. The VNR lab will also identify challenges, opportunities and possible recommendations that countries can use going forward in order to keep data at the center of building back and recovering better.

Representatives from national statistics offices and SDG coordination bodies tasked to develop the VNR are invited to share their experiences. Countries will provide short presentations on their innovations and tools for SDG monitoring and also participate in a panel discussion highlighting lessons learned and recommendations.

Resources for participants

  • Concept note and agenda (as of 30 June 2022) (PDF)