Sustainable Development Goals

Interagency and Experts Collaboration to Improve the Production and Dissemination of SDG Indicators from Official National Sources for the Arab Region

20/04/2021 - 06/05/2021

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA), in collaboration with UN Agencies, custodians of SDG indicators, is organizing a series of webinars on selected SDG indicators that are less produced in the Arab region to create a common understanding among data producers on how to collect, measure and disseminate SDG indicators to increase data production and enhance national data flow to policy makers, other users and custodian agencies.

April 20: Joint sesson of the World Bank, UN Habitat and FAO on SDG indicators 1.4.2 and 5.a.1

April 26- May 6: Sessions on SDG indicators 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.4.1, 2.5.1, 2.5.2, 2.a.1, 2.c.1, 6.4.1, 6.4.2, 14.4.1, 14.7.1, 15.1.1, 15.2.1

The presentations for the sessions can be found here: Indicator 2.4.1 (Session 1), Indicator 2.4.1 (Session 2), Indicators 2.5.1.b and 2.5.2,  Indicator 2.5.1.a,  Indicator 2.a.1Indicator 2.c.1, Indicators 14.4.1 and 14.7.1

Final report


Target Audience

All producers of official statistics in the Arab countries are welcomed to participate. This includes representatives from national statistical systems, national institutions, and other relevant national entities. In addition, policymakers, researchers, and other partners may also participate. 


The training seeks to familiarize relevant stakeholders with the concepts, international standards, methodological tools, as well as an understanding of the challenges faced to measure SDG indicators. The outcome of the series of training will facilitate the development of regional guidelines and recommendations to improve the production and dissemination of SDG Indicators.

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