In the framework of the 51st Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission, Cepei and the Global Partnership organized a working meeting with Latin American partners on the progress and challenges in the implementation of the SDGs.
New York | March 4, 2020 – The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) was created in 2015 as a coalition of governments, multilateral organizations, civil society organizations, academia, and the private sector, to promote better decisions and better lives for all by facilitating the production and the use of better data through strategic partnerships, promotion, technical assistance, and pilot initiatives.
Currently, the Global Partnership is working with a group of countries in Africa and Latin-American regions, working closely with the National Statistics Office and promoting knowledge exchange among regions, multilateral organizations, and civil society.
With the aim of having a more significant presence in the region, the Centro de Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional (Cepei) was appointed to the Technical Secretariat of the Global Partnership for Latam in January of 2019. This partnership has encouraged the measurement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the national level and boosted the use of data in the countries through the implementation of work plans defined by each country. Different national and regional cooperation activities have been promoted through thematic workshops, knowledge and experience exchange, Webinar series, and support to specific initiatives.
This working meeting, organized by Cepei and the Global Partnership, brought together participants from five Latin American countries represented by their National Statistics Offices interested in sharing their experiences and challenges in the production of disaggregated and timely statistics, as well as highlighting the partnerships and projects they are working on.
The event provided an opportunity for these countries to share their regional and national work plans within the framework of the three Global Partnership initiatives: Inclusive Data Charter, Administrative data and Data for Now, identifying opportunities for new collaborations.
The participants of the meeting were:
- Claire Melamed, CEO of the Global Partnership
- Fredy Rodríguez, Data Coordinator of Cepei, who presented the activities developed by the Partnership in Latin America
- Juan Daniel Oviedo, Director of DANE Colombia, which presented the national progress in the production of disaggregated statistics for sustainable development
- Fernando Ramírez, President of the Board of Directors of INEC Costa Rica, who focused on discussing administrative records, regarding accessibility and greater use for development planning and decision-making
- Iván Ojeda, Director of DGEEC Paraguay, who presented the activities carried out by the country in the framework of the Data for Now initiative (For more information, see Cepei’s Mission in Paraguay for the implementation of the Data for Now initiative)