Regional Training of Trainers on Data-Driven Governance

(Date: 5-7 December 2018) This training aims to inform policymakers on the role of accurate, accessible, timely and reliable data in enhancing governance, formulating policies and strategies, and delivering services.It emphasizes on the role of data to support evidence-based policymaking, and in implementing and monitoring progress on the SDGs.

Abstract

Academy Module on Data-Driven Governance

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development underscores the importance of monitoring results and emphasizes the role of data and statistics for sustainable development. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 17.18 called to “increase significantly the availability of high-quality, timely and reliable data”, while SDG Target 17.19 calls for new measures of sustainable development progress beyond Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Data and statistics are crucial to inform development policies and implementation; leave no one behind; ensure risk-informed development; promote accountability, participation and empowerment; and monitor progress.

In this context, APCICT has developed a new Academy Module on Data-Driven Governance. The module aims to inform policymakers on the role of accurate, accessible, timely and reliable data in enhancing governance, formulating policies and strategies, and delivering services. It emphasizes on the role of data to support evidence-based policymaking, and in implementing and monitoring progress on the SDGs. Through this module, policymakers will be able to appreciate the key issues that would facilitate data-driven governance as well as identify its key enabling policies.

To mark the regional roll-out of the Academy Module, APCICT is organizing a Regional Training of Trainers on Data-Driven Governance on 5-7 December 2018. The meeting will provide participants with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the topic and to develop capacities to deliver training for policymakers and civil servants in their respective countries.

Objectives

This training aims to:

  • Strengthen the capacities of the participants on the role of data in governance and development and the policy issues related to developing and implementing data-driven governance;
  • Provide a platform for the exchange of national experiences among participants; and
  • Discuss regional and national roll-out strategies for the module.

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