Voices from the field - African Experiences in Producing Governance, Peace and Security Statistics

11 Jul 2018
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Recommendations for National Statistical Offices for Monitoring SDG 16 on Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies

This lessons-learned brief captures and synthesizes the experiences of African National Statistical Offices in producing governance-related statistics and is relevant for anyone interested in the new statistical domain of governance, peace and security (GPS) to monitor Sustainable Development Goal 16.

Senior government officials and chief statisticians contemplating the production of official statistics on GPS to enable national reporting on SDG 16, or on other national or regional commitments in this area, will learn from this brief what led their peers to embark on this new stream of data collection, and the strategies they used to muster political commitment and cultivate broad-based demand for GPS statistics throughout the process.

Similarly, international development organizations and donors keen to support sound investments in this new area of official statistics will find in this brief a series of practical recommendations on how best to do so.

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