The Pacific region has recently finalised its next strategic framework for statistics covering 2022-2030 (replacing the previous Ten-Year Pacific Statistics Strategy). At the same time, the broader Asia-Pacific statistical community adopted a Collective Vision and Framework for Action in 2016, recognising the shared ambition for the 2030 Agenda.
Separate thematic statistics strategies are also operating (for example, the Pacific Roadmap for Gender Statistics, the Asian and Pacific CRVS Decade 2015-2024 and Regional Action Framework).
To enhance awareness of existing regional statistics strategies, their use at the country level alongside national strategies for the development of statistics, and their role in guiding development partner support to the production and use of statistics in priority areas.
National Statistics Office representatives, statistics users, regional and international partners engaged in statistical capacity building, donors.
Issues to be explored:
- What gaps do/can regional statistics strategies fill that National Strategies do not?
- How can we monitor regional statistics strategies to ensure their full effectiveness (capacity development and outputs)?
- How does each key stakeholder benefit from regional strategies?
- How are thematic statistics strategies being used as effective tools for engaging data users?