by Shaida Badiee
Developing a clear estimate for the scale of resources needed for the statistical capacity of countries to produce the needed data for the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is critical. But up to now, it has been a guessing game to a large extent.
Thanks to the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a team of development data experts has been working during the past five months on assessing and estimating of data needs for the new SDGs. (ODW staff have been very much involved with this work.)
The Needs Assessment was also presented at a special side session of the UN Statistical Commission. A report on that session is here.