Samoa Workshop 2 - Applying a Generic Tool for Policy – Data Integration across all Sectors
In June, 2018, the first of a two-workshop series was held in Samoa, applying a generic tool (EPIC) to the task of identifying key data requirements of seven pre-selected sectors on the basis of their own sector and development plans. The details of the workshop, including the detailed concept note, agenda and workshop report can be found on the following link. The second of these workshops will be in Apia, Samoa, from the 3-7 September; and it will focus on the remaining seven sectors, with some changes based on lessons learnt from the first workshop.
The objectives for Workshop 2 will be very similar to Workshop 1, but it will have more focus on testing the new manual and worksheets developed since the first workshop, for applying the generic tool. Under this approach, the two key objectives will be:
1) Apply the generic tool in detail to the remaining seven sector plans, and commence work on identifying all key data requirements for these sectors based on their existing planning documents;
2) Deliberate on the most appropriate way forward for Samoa to fully adopt the generic tool and to clearly outline all data requirements Samoa wishes to meet for national monitoring and regional/global reporting.