United Nation resident coordinator Roy Trivedy said the adoption of the SDGs in 2015 by 193 countries established a new, ambitious set of social, economic and environmental goals,”
Trivedy said implementing SDGs requires a solid framework of indicators and statistical data to monitor progress and inform policy to ensure accountability of all stakeholders.
He adds that obtaining data set is also critical to the finalisation of the medium-term development plan three in developing its indicators, baselines and targets,” said Trivedy.
Assistant Secretary – Policy & Budget Development of the Department for National Planning & Monitoring, Christine Aisoli, highlighted the main purpose and importance of the data stocktaking in PNG.
She said that the government has a lot of reforms that she believes is very timely in terms of planning and development aspects adding that the department is committed to providing strong leadership to coordinate statistics in the country in an effort to formulate evidence-based plans and policies.
“The data, the indicators, the statistics are important because of the challenges that we have faced and learnt from.
“We are now taking forward and we are here today to look at the data situation in the country because the SDGs are all indicator based.”