Monday, October 18, 2010

Project on National Development Indicators, including MDGs—Kick off meeting for the African region, Nairobi, Kenya, 18-20 October 2010

NAIROBI, Kenya, October 11, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) is organizing a meeting to launch the UNSD/DFID project on “Improving the Collation, Availability and Dissemination of Development indicators, including MDGs” at the UN Gigiri Complex in Nairobi, Kenya, from 18 to 20 October 2010.

The meeting will bring together national experts on developments indicators as well as national data managers from the seven African countries covered by the project (Burundi, Kenya, Liberia, Morocco, Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania) to review and discuss the following points: (a) Aims and objectives of the project and lessons learnt from the pilot phase and the Asian region; (b) How to improve reporting of development indicators at the country and international level (issues of coordination, availability and frequency of data, agreement on metadata and data discrepancies); (c) Improving dissemination of development indicators (data dissemination policies, current country data dissemination practices, systems and platform for development indicators); (d) Next steps of the project.