The Government of Kazakhstan, United Nations, Asian Development Bank and World Bank meet to discuss SDGs monitoring and reporting
Representatives from the Government of Kazakhstan, the United Nations (UN), Asian Development Bank (ADB) and World Bank (WB) met to discuss and further advance the monitoring and reporting of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Kazakhstan.
The meeting was co-organized by the Committee on Statistics of the Ministry of National Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the UN Agencies with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The large-scale event gathered more than 120 delegates from Government, UN agencies, WB, ADB, research institutions and civil society organizations. The main aim was to further contextualize priority indicators for monitoring of the SDGs in Kazakhstan and kick-start the discussion on Voluntary National Review (VNR) preparation on SDGs implementation, which will be presented in July 2019 at the UN’s High Level Political Forum. The meeting was also attended by international statisticians and SDGs specialists providing global and country-specific experience in the SDGs nationalization process, as well as VNR preparation and reporting based on examples of OECD and CIS countries. Discussion on gender and vulnerable population groups as cross-cutting issues was also part of the discussion.