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Development and use of indicator systems for evidence-based decision making in the context of SDG monitoring and other areas

 

Development and use of indicator systems for evidence-based decision making in the context of SDG monitoring and other areas

Course Leaders

André DE MONTMOLLIN (FSO) & Christine MAYER(EUROSTAT)

Target Group

Staff members working in the field of monitoring the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or of economic, social or environmental statistics who are or who will be involved in indicator systems or who need to extend their knowledge on how to use indicators and indicator systems

Entry Qualifications

  • Sound command of English. Participants should be able to make short interventions and to actively participate in discussions
  • University degree  and/or significant experience in the field of statistics

Objective(s)

  • To provide participants with a theoretical and methodological background on the development of indicator systems, especially in the context of monitoring SDGs
  • To build up a common understanding of terms, definitions, as well as the role and limits of official statistics in the construction and maintenance of indicator systems
  • To provide knowledge about the links between  policy makers and other users of indicators and the statistical community providing data and indicators,
  • The course will not address the following topics:
    • Construction of individual indicators
    • Construction of data platform and reporting procedures for SDGs monitoring
    • Use of indicators in statistical models

Contents

  • Why indicators? What are indicators? Definition and typology
  • Purposes for which indicators can be used and for which not (monitoring, controlling, evaluation)
  • Establishment of an indicator system, role of the conceptual framework
  • Selection criteria and quality profile of indicators, especially in the context of monitoring SDGs
  • Interaction NSI <-> stakeholders, how to guarantee the independence of the NSI, especially in the context of monitoring SDGs
  • Communication through indicators, target audiences, how to communicate complexity and cross cutting topics  such as SDGs
  • Indicator-based assessment methodologies, examples applied for SDGs

Expected Outcome

The participants will be familiar with the steps required to develop an indicator system in the context of SDG monitoring and for other monitoring purposes.

The participants will be familiar with the use of statistical indicators in evidence-based decision making and monitoring SDGs as well as the role of NSI in this field

Training Methods

  • Presentations/Exchange of views/experiences on national practices in building indicator systems and measuring sustainable development
  • Exercises
 

Required Reading

Suggested Reading

  • Swiss Federal Statistical Office (2013): Revision of the indicator system for the Federal Council and the Parliament – Concept, methods and processes (PDF)

Required Preparation

None

Trainer(s)/

Lecturer(s)

Trainers: André de Montmollin (FSO) and Christine Mayer (Eurostat)

Lecturers : FSO and Eurostat staff

 

Practical Information

When

Duration

Where

Organiser

Application  via National Contact Point

13-17.09.2021

5 sessions of ½ day

ONLINE

EFTA, FSO & EUROSTAT

Deadline: 20.07.2021