Statistics and data for the post-2015 development agenda: Implications for regional collaboration in Asia and the Pacific

9 Dec 2014 to 10 Dec 2014
Bangkok, Thailand

An Expert Group Meeting (EGM) brought together statistical leaders and development experts from government and non-government agencies, took place from the 9 to 10 December, 2014 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok.

The EGM reflected on the implications of the emerging post-2015 development agenda on statistics development in Asia and the Pacific, and concluded with a series of recommendations on:
1. strategic priorities for national actions to improve data and statistics;
2. strategic priorities for regional support of national priorities; and
3. realising the data revolution in support of national and regional priorities.

These recommendations will be used as key inputs to the deliberations by leaders of the region’s national statistical systems at the fourth session of the ESCAP Committee on Statistics, scheduled to take place from 25 to 27 March 2015.

Background papers
i. http://www.undatarevolution.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/A-World-That-...
ii. http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/1579SDGs%20Propos...
iii. http://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/5527SR_advance%20...