TA 6. How far have we come?

(TA6.04) Financing for more and better data

DP World Hall October 24, 2018 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

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Rajesh Mirchandani
Leesha Delatie-Budair
Niels Ploug
Stefan Schweinfest
Haishan Fu
Neil Jackson
Zachary Mwangi
Sarah Lucas
Shaida Badiee

Data and statistics are at the center of the full implementation and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the fulfillment of the ambition to leave no one behind. Through the Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data (CTGAP), the global statistical and data communities have come together to define a strategic framework to strengthen statistical capacity necessary to achieve the full scope and intent of the 2030 Agenda. CTGAP provides a roadmap for countries to modernize their statistical systems and improve the impact of data for development.

Improving national statistical systems requires adequate resources and strong political commitment.

Meeting the data challenges of the SDGs will require increased investments in international and national data and statistical systems. Investing in data brings returns. While political support to have and use more and better data is essential to realizing the full potential of data for development, funding support needs to be improved both in terms of volume of funding but also through more effective and better coordinated mechanisms.

In this session, as a roundtable discussion, the mobilization of resources to support data and statistics and mechanisms to improve the deliver and coordination of aid will be discussed. The various panelists will highlight the need to mobilize both existing resources and new funds, and the merits of new financing instruments to improve the capacity of national data and statistical systems.