The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) organized a Regional Workshop to support its member States in establishing national mechanisms for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) monitoring and reporting. The workshop used a UNESCAP-developed end-to-end SDG process framework that helped countries to review the process of mainstreaming SDGs in their national planning process and identify necessary steps and tools for accelerating this process. It also provided an opportunity for sharing experiences and learning about existing tools and solutions available to countries to put in place SDG reporting mechanisms.
The proposed process framework identifies steps in the national SDG implementation process where the National Statistical Office (NSO) is expected to play a leading role within the national statistical system. Such overall implementation process framework aims to provide a powerful tool to review the SDG mainstreaming process in its entirety, identify priority areas as well as required tools and resources for support. Furthermore, it facilitated the exchange of experiences and good practices among countries in the region by better identifying commonalities and differences across countries in their respective national approaches.