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24 November 2022, 14:00 - 16:00 Fiji Time | By invitation only

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Leaving no one behind (LNOB) is the central, transformative promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). LNOB means moving beyond assessing average and aggregate progress, towards ensuring progress for all population groups at a disaggregated level. 

To support governments and the United Nations system in the Asia-Pacific region, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) has developed a user-friendly diagnostic tool called Leave No One Behind (LNOB) platform. The tool is used to improve the understanding of how various circumstances intersect and create inequalities in access to basic opportunities covered by the Sustainable Development Goals. Building on empirical methodologies such as Classification and Regress Trees (CART) and the Dissimilarity index (D-index), it uses data and statistics at national and subnational levels to identify groups left furthest behind and the circumstances they share.

In this expert group meeting (EGM), ESCAP will introduce the LNOB tool, collect feedback from experts in explaining the key results and carry out guided and interactive policy discussion on how results from the LNOB tool can strengthen policy design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in Fiji with particular attention to the upcoming Voluntary National Review for Fiji in July 2023.

24 Nov 2022
Welcome & Introductions
  • Selsah Pasali, Social Affairs Officer, Socioeconomic Transformation Section (SETS), Social Development Division (SDD), ESCAP

This session will include a brief welcome by ESCAP followed by introductions of all participants.

About the project
  • Patrik Andersson, Chief, SETS, SDD, ESCAP

This session will include overview of the agenda and objectives of the project and the meeting.

ESCAP LNOB Platform: Results for Fiji (2021)

Moderator: Selsah Pasali, Social Affairs Officer, ESCAP

Presenter:  Sejal Sood, Social Affairs Consultant, ESCAP

This session will introduce the LNOB Platform with an overview of the LNOB methodology and then showcase Fiji’s latest results from MICS 2021.

Participants are invited to:

  • Ask for clarifications on the methodology
  • Provide feedback on the LNOB tool

Propose alternative methods/data sources to identify the furthest behind

The use of the LNOB platform

Moderator: Selsah Pasali, Social Affairs Officer, ESCAP


  • Government Representatives
  • Office of the Resident Coordinator, UN in Fiji

Reflections on training needs and how the LNOB tool can be used for CCA/UNCDF/VNR as well as in designing, implementing and monitoring inclusive policies.

Participants are invited to:

  • Express training needs and expectations

Discuss substantive areas for LNOB-focused policy analysis

Conclusion and next steps
  • Selsah Pasali, Social Affairs Officer, ESCAP

for more information, please contact

Social Development Division +66 2288 1234 [email protected]
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