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Addressing capacity gaps in the production of the SDG indicators in the Caribbean

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Author: Abdulkadri, Abdullahi UN symbol.: LC/CAR/2017/20 20 p. Editorial: ECLAC, Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean December 2017


The Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Indicator Framework is endorsed by the United
Nations Statistical Commission as the monitoring mechanism for the 169 targets and more than 230
indicators of the SDGs. Reporting of these indicators will pose a formidable challenge to the
Caribbean given the statistical capacity of countries of the subregion. The results of an ECLAC survey
show that only three of the eleven countries that participated reported having the capacity to produce
at least 50 per cent of the indicators. The capacities of National Statistical Offices will need to be
significantly enhanced to meet the data requirement of the SDGs. Addressing the legislation and
policies issues relating to data collection, processing and dissemination will be a desirable first step in
this direction.

Table of contents

Introduction. -- Status of statistical capacity in the Caribbean. -- National statistical capacities survey. -- Methodology. -- Capacity to produce SDG indicators. -- Implications of survey findings. -- Conclusions and recommendations. -- Bibliography.