Local monitoring of data and feedback channels at subnational level are essential to complement national SDG monitoring and public planning. This in order to promote improved analysis of marginalised groups and local drivers contributing to their vulnerability. Likewise, a locally and evidence-driven approach empower people and contribute to development of policies and services that address their specific needs. Civil society organisations can play a key role while many of their core services are based on the analysis of data about people and environments, they live in. Through their direct reach to beneficiaries at the local level, they are uniquely equipped to gather and analyse data together with local populations. This session addresses the potential for civil society in the generation of relevant monitoring data, showcasing examples from pilot studies in (Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nepal and Vietnam), involving local civil society and CSOs in the generation of SDG monitoring data.
- Sesheeni Joud Selvaratnam, International Programme and Policy Lead ActionAid Denmark
- Åsa Månsson, Programme Director, International Civil Society Centre
- Peter Koblowsky, Senior Partnership Manager, International Civil Society Centre
Place: Room 19