UN Intergovernmental Negotiations Discusses Usefulness of Administrative Data for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

On the sidelines of the seventh session of the post-2015 intergovernmental negotiations, delegates discussed how administrative data – the data primarily collected by governments and other organizations for administrative purposes (e.g. registration, transaction and record keeping) – could be used as a data source for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and for statistical systems in countries.

Opening the event on 22 July 2015, at UN Headquarters in New York, US, Peter Lehmann Nielsen, Deputy Permanent Representative of Denmark, noted the importance of a post-2015 follow-up and review framework, and of good, timely, reliable and disaggregated data, in order to leave no one behind.
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