The Director and Data Coordinator of Cepei visited Ecuador to meet with key actors of the data ecosystem for sustainable development of the country. They also participated as speakers in the Workshop on Monitoring the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda, organized by the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC).
With the objective of identifying the processes of implementation, measurement and monitoring of the SDGs carried out by the different actors of Ecuador, as well as defining lines of cooperation between the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD), Cepei and Ecuador, we met with the Director of Environment and Sustainable Development of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; The Resident Coordinator of UNDP Ecuador, The Director of Sustainable Development and Cities of Grupo Faro, The Subsecretariat of Monitoring and Evaluation of SENPLADES, and the Planning, Regulations and Statistical Quality Coordinator of INEC.
Cepei also participated in the event on urbanization organized by the INEC: “Monitoring and reporting of human settlements indicators for monitoring the SDGs and the New Urban Agenda”, held on Wednesday, June 19, at the Hilton Colon Hotel.
At the launching session of the Territorial Statistical Development Plan (TSDP) of Ecuador, the Director of Cepei, Philipp Schönrock, commented on the commitment shown by the Government of Ecuador and the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses in strengthening the measurement of the SDGs indicators at the subnational level. The creation, in 2017, of a methodology for the formulation of the TSDP, which seeks to meet the information needs that leverage the public work of the Decentralized Autonomous Governments for territorial development, supported by UNDP Ecuador, the INEC and Cepei, is a sample of it.
The methodology highlights the importance of closing the information gaps found in the territories, as well as the alignment of these with the SDGs. It allows defining the guidelines, actors and roles for the construction of indicators at the subnational level, facilitating articulation with the SDGs. With this, the challenge of data disaggregation is sought, not only in terms of geographic referencing, but also in the incorporation of variables such as sex, age, income, among others, that allows to recreate the reality of the territories for a better decision making.
“It has been a pleasure for Cepei to be part of this important process and we are sure that this first exercise carried out in 5 Autonomous Decentralized Governments (GADs) will be replicated in the other territories, allowing the consolidation of a more robust statistical system that is able to identify information gaps and can work to close them”.Director of Cepei
The Data Coordinator of Cepei, Fredy Rodríguez, also participated in the workshop with an intervention in the session “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda: implementation and monitoring at a global and regional scale”, where he presented several of our projects.
One of them is the data disaggregation by natural disasters project, which examines the natural disaster in Mocoa, Colombia, in April 2017, within the framework of the Big Data for Development initiative (BD4D).
Likewise, the data reconciliation project, in partnership with the National Administrative Statistics Department (DANE) of Colombia, the Chamber of Commerce of Bogota, and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), on the use of data from the private sector for the SDGs. The project, which is in its phase 3, maps the production of data in Latin America and the Caribbean: 27 Chambers were identified and mapped, through a collection and analysis of reports and databases, showing the degree of relationship with the SDGs. “The SDGs approach was the main criterion for selecting the Chambers in each country,” commented our Data Coordinator.
Fredy also presented the work that Cepei is carrying out with the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD). With the aim of having a closer presence in the region, starting on January 1, 2019, Cepei became the Partnership´s strategic ally for Latin America, promoting the measurement of the SDGs at the national level and promoting the use of the data in the countries through the implementation of the work plans defined by each country.
During the event, INEC launched its new SDG microsite, which benefited from the technical support of Cepei, to monitor Ecuador’s progress in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda.