SV’s Chair delivers keynote at Annual Meeting of Paris21

The Chair of Southern Voice delivered the keynote presentation at a segment of Paris21 ’s Annual Meetings 2015 titled Making Countries Fit for the Post-2015 Development Agenda. In his presentation, Bhattacharya highlighted the need for the international development framework to take into account the national context of developing countries.

Held at OECD, Paris on 30 March 2015, the event focused on how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require responsive statistical systems with the capacity to track the development progress of countries across a much broader spectrum of development challenges.

Participants included Mr Antonio Duarte, Instituto Nacional de Estatística de Cabo Verde (INECV); Mr Guido Schmidt-Traub, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN); Mr Nicolas de Cordes, Orange, Ms Jessica Brinton, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Mr Neil Fantom, World Bank.


Based on respective experiences, the panellists discussed capacity building for data revolution-driven era, lessons from the MDG exercise to ensure better monitoring and reporting for the SDGs, partnerships between the traditional and non-traditional actors at the country-level to produce more and better data, required national and international resources and funding mechanisms. The discussion also covered the roles foundations could play to help achieve sustainable development.

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