Monitoring selected SDG indicators in Asia-Pacific Small Island Developing States

Course

MOOC

UN Partner

Offered by

United Nations Institute for Training and Research

The Pacific Community

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

United Nations Statistics Division

World Bank Group

World Health Organization

International Monetary Fund

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Course details

Archived Course

Length
6.5
Effort
2-5 hours per module
Level
Introductory
Intermediate
Language
English
Region
Asia and the Pacific
Venue
Online
Certificate
Yes
Price
Free
Start date
19 December 2019
End date
30 June 2020
Registration deadline
30 June 2020

Course summary

This e-learning course was developed further to a series of regional workshops "Monitoring the SDGs in Small Island Developing States of the Asia-Pacific region: Addressing selected Tier 1 and 2 data gaps" conducted in the Asia-Pacific region for SIDS in September 2019.

About this course

This e-learning course was developed by UNITAR, SPC, ESCAP, UNSD in collaboration with the World Bank, WHO and IMF-PFTAC following the series of regional workshops “”Monitoring the SDGs in Small Island Developing States of the Asia-Pacific region: Addressing selected Tier 1 and 2 data gaps” conducted in the Asia-Pacific region for Small Island Developing States in September 2019. The e-course aims to strengthen the capacities of these countries to organize national processes to monitor and inform the reporting on SDG indicators, as well as to fill in their identified selected priority data gaps that were not yet addressed through other capacity development programs.

The e-course is composed of 4 Modules:

  • Module 1. Mapping SDG indicators to national processes
  • Module 2. Measuring poverty and hardship in the Pacific
  • Module 3. Monitoring health-related SDG indicators
  • Module 4. Finance-related SDG indicators

The estimated learning time per module ranges from 2 to 5 hours. Modules comprise case studies and learning videos that aim to help retain better the presented information ad appreciate the application of theory in practice. Each module is followed by an objective multiple-choice assessment (summative assessment).

 

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Target audience

This course is open to everyone interested but is primarily targeted towards the National Statistical Offices, other parts of National Statistical Systems as well as key data users within the Governments of Small Island Development States.

Learning objectives

It is expected that, by the end of the course, participants will be better positioned to:

  • Describe ways to build national SDG indicator frameworks to track progress on SDGs at the country level in accordance with national priorities;
  • Define practical ways to address some of the challenges faced by SIDS on SDG monitoring and data disaggregation by better leveraging various data sources;
  • Identify key components of the monetary poverty measurement methodology used by the World Bank and possible non-monetary approaches to poverty measurement applicable in the context of the Pacific SIDS;
  • Describe how SDG 3 indicators are computed and how they can inform better policies;
  • Describe how selected SDG indicators pertaining to budget implementation, and resource mobilization and use under Goal 17 are computed and how they can inform better policies.