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17 February 2022, 21:00 - 22:15 Central Daylight Time (North America) | Open meeting

Flyer: UNSC2022 Beyond GDP

Webinar - 17 February 2022, 21:00-22:15 EST/ 18 February 2022, 03:00-04:15 CET / 18 February 2022, 09:00-10:15 ICT.

Overview:

Simultaneous global challenges (COVID-19, the climate, biodiversity, and pollution crises, extreme inequalities, shifting globalization dynamics, financial volatility and vulnerability, rapid digital transformation and the digital and data divides – to name a few) have ignited a broad rethinking of business-as-usual practices in evaluating the wellbeing of people and planet. In this context, the United Nations is evaluating approaches to measure progress beyond GDP. This effort will feed into follow-up processes to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the proposed Summit of the Future to be held in conjunction with the seventy-eighth session of the General Assembly in 2023. Additionally, the knowledge will likely support ongoing related processes, in particular the multi-year update of the System of National Accounts by the Statistical Commission, to be completed by 2025.

Scope and Purpose:

This side event showcased work already underway within the statistical community on Measuring Progress Beyond GDP as well as exploring how to overcome barriers to using these types of data for decision making. Discussions from the side event will feed into deliberations under the “Beyond GDP” Sprint of agenda item 3(o) of the 53rd session of the United Nations Statistical Commission.

17 Feb 2022
21:00
21:05
Welcome and Overview of Agenda

Speaker

  • Anthony Dvarskas, Regional Adviser, Statistics Division, UNESCAP
21:05
21:15
Opening Remarks from the ECLAC and ESCAP Regional Perspectives

Speakers

  • Rachael Beaven, Director, Statistics Division, UNESCAP
  • Rolando Ocampo, Director, Statistics Division, UNECLAC
21:15
21:25
Overview: Brief overview of work done by OECD and their framework with three spheres
  1. Production-economic performance at aggregate level
  2. Well-being -the economic and non-economic outcomes that matter most to people
  3. Sustainability –the capacity to generate well-being outcomes over time

Speaker

  • Martine Durand, former OECD Chief Statistician, Member of the French Statistics Authority
21:25
21:55
Experiences Moving Beyond GDP: Country Panel
  • Johnny Aguilar Madrigal, Economist, Central Bank, Costa Rica
  • Mark Turner, Senior Advisor – Indicators Aotearoa, Statistics New Zealand
  • Graciela Márquez Colin, President, INEGI, Mexico

Speaker

  • Anthony Dvarskas, Regional Advisor, ESCAP (moderator)
21:55
22:10
Discussion session with panel and audience

Speaker

  • Anthony Dvarskas, Regional Advisor, ESCAP (moderator)
22:10
22:15
Conclusion: Final remarks and summary

Speaker

  • Rolando Ocampo, Director, Statistics Division, ECLAC

Welcoming Remarks

Rolando Ocampo
Rolando Ocampo
Director, Statistics Division, ECLAC
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Rachael Beaven
Rachael Beaven
Director, Statistics Division, ESCAP
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Ms. Beaven has over thirty years of experience in govt statistics, in particular data preparation and analysis. She has also worked extensively with governments, multilateral agencies and the statistical community, most notably through the United Nations Statistics Division, ECA, ESCAP, World Bank and Paris21.

She has provided a wide range of technical support, from improving economic and financial statistics to estimating local population using geospatial data. She is one of the founders of the Inclusive Data Charter, launched at the 2018 High-Level Political Forum, to mobilize political commitments and to advance inclusive and disaggregated data. Ms. Beaven also led a programme on monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals with United Nations Statistics Division and established a data science hub with the Office for National Statistics of the United Kingdom to explore use of data science, in particular geospatial as well as big data, to monitor progress. She holds Master’s degrees in Statistical Applications in Business and Government as well as Business Administration, and a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Geology.

Speakers

Johnny Aguilar Madrigal
Johnny Aguilar Madrigal
Economist, Environmental Statistics, Central Bank of Costa Rica
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Mark Turner
Mark Turner
Senior Advisor, Statistics New Zealand
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Mark Turner is a Senior Advisor at Statistics New Zealand. He has been working on Ngā Tūtohu Aotearoa - Indicators Aotearoa NZ for the past three years.

Graciela Márquez Colin
Graciela Márquez Colin
President of INEGI, Mexico
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Keynote Speaker

Martine Durand
Martine Durand
Retired OECD Chief Statistician, Member of the French Statistics Authority
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Moderator

Anthony Dvarskas
Anthony Dvarskas
Regional Adviser on Environment Statistics, UNESCAP
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Prior to joining ESCAP, Dr. Dvarskas served as Chief Scientist with the New York State Office of the Attorney General's Environmental Protection Bureau since 2019. He was an Assistant Professor in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University from 2014-2019, worked with UNSD's Environmental-Economic Accounting section in 2013, and led environmental economic assessments of oils spills at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States from 2008 to 2012. Before joining NOAA, he also worked with the World Resources Institute from 2004 to 2008 on issues ranging from greenhouse gas accounting to evaluation of economic benefits associated with coral reef ecosystems.

Dr. Dvarskas has extensive experience in many areas related to environmental statistics, including implementation of components of the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA); development and compilation of indicators for monitoring ecosystem services; creation of joint models linking economic and environmental sectors in marine and coastal areas; valuation of ecosystem services; accounting approaches for greenhouse gas emissions; and assessment of community vulnerability to climate change. Further, he has expertise in using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to visually represent and analyze environmental data, as well as the use of statistical software for analyzing trends and developing predictive models.

Title Speaker/Presenter PPT
OECD framework with three spheres Martine Durand, Former OECD Chief Statistician , Member of the French Statistics Authority PPT
Experiences moving beyond GDP: Ecosystem accounts in Costa Rica Johnny Aguilar Madrigal, Banco Central de Costa Rica PPT
Measuring Progress Beyond GDP in Mexico Graciela Márquez, INEGI-México PPT
Wellbeing data in New Zealand Mark Turner, Senior Advisor, Stats New Zealand PPT

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