This e-learning course was developed further to a series of regional workshops 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.
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.
Module 1. Mapping SDG indicators to national processes
Module 2. Measuring poverty and hardship in the Pacific
Module 3. Monitoring health-related indicators
Module 4. Leveraging financial data to monitor SDGs
This self-paced course consists of four modules developed around the overall learning objectives, as well as second-level learning objectives specific to each module. The modules will be rolled out progressively. The estimated learning time per module ranges from 2 to 5 hours. Modules can be followed separately if a participant is only interested in catching up on some specific issues. 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).
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.
Participants can follow the course at their own pace, and can earn a certificate provided they have met the certification requirements described in the “Certification and feedback” section.