Expert Seminar on Integrated Statistics for the Sustainable Development Goals

11 Dec 2017 to 13 Dec 2017
Bangkok, Thailand

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is organizing an Expert Seminar on Integrated Statistics for the Sustainable Development Goals on 11-13 December 2017, Bangkok, Thailand. The aim of the seminar is to help participants achieve a common and improved understanding of technical issues and challenges related to integration of statistics for integrated analysis*, pertinent for the implementation and follow-up of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

The sessions and discussions at the seminar are structured around four dimensions of integrated statistics (a) Process integration; (b) Data integration; (c) Conceptual integration; and (d) Disciplinary integration.

The Expert Seminar is expected to generate the following:
1. Insights on the various dimensions of integration in the statistical system and their implications on productions and use of integrated statistics;
2. A list of good practices and challenges that countries face in the compilation of integrated statistics;
3. Initial guidance to address issues pertaining to integrated statistics and the SDGs;
4. Recommendations on future regional collaboration on integrated statistics for the SDGs

* At Asia-Pacific regional level, “Advancing official statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: a collective vision and framework for action by the Asia-Pacific statistical community” (collective vision) was endorsed by the ESCAP Committee on Statistics in December 2016. The collective vision and framework for action lists integrated statistics for integrated analysis as one of five action areas, with the objectives of developing an integrated statistical measurement framework for the SDGs and integrating data from multiple sources to generate statistical products that support integrated analysis of sustainable development issues.