Technical Report on Multi-Stakeholder Knowledge Seminar on Advancing Administrative Data Sources for Monitoring Gender-Related Sustainable Development Goals

This is a technical report of a UN Women led Multi-Stakeholder Knowledge Seminar on Advancing Administrative Data Sources for Monitoring Gender-Related SDGs was held on 8th August 2019 at the United Nations Office in Nairobi-Kenya. The seminar brought together over 40 stakeholders including regional partners-CSOs, UN agencies, gender directorates and national statistical offices from selected countries (Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia). The seminar initiated critical discussions on changing the discourse for African Member States in strengthening statistical systems and structures for generating, making accessible and recognizing administrative data for gender-responsive monitoring of the SDGs. It complemented regional and global SDGs monitoring and reporting mechanisms which often and, in most cases, solely use survey data from National Statistics Offices. The seminar also acted as a build up to the SDGs and the Beijing Platform for Action review and reporting in 2020, both of which continue experiencing implementation challenges related to inadequate disaggregated gender statistics. Specifically, the seminar inspired discussion among relevant stakeholders on additional sources of data for monitoring and reporting of gender related SDGs. It also provided an opportunity to present the findings and recommendations of the study on Advancing Administrative Data Sources for Monitoring Gender-Related Sustainable Development Goals in Africa. Further it discussed selected good practices showcasing the use of administrative data to generate priority gender indicators for addressing specific policy issues and leveraged on ways of operationalizing the findings and recommendations of the UN Women led study on administrative data in view of monitoring and reporting of gender-related SDGs by exploring partnerships with interested stakeholders in further advancing work on administrative data.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Africa

Resource type: Project/programme reports

UN Women office involved in publication: Africa

Publication year: 2020

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)