Data Gaps and Evidence-based Policy-making in Pakistan
3:00PM to 05:00pm
SDPI Seminar Hall, 38, Main Embassy road, G-6/3, Islamabad
Limitations in data acquisition and collation to track progress on MDGs urged policy stakeholders at the global level to push for statistical capacity building measures in the post-2015 global development agenda. In context of this nascent, yet intense, discourse on data revolution, the seminar aims to provide a platform to data producers and data users for wide discussion on existing data challenges in Pakistan.
Alif Ailaan and SDPI hope to create an environment to spur improvements in the data regime through the Pakistan Data Portal and to enhance coordination between government institutions for better reporting at the national and sub-national level. The long term goal is to strengthen the role of national data providers, and also to highlight the importance of partnerships with international bodies for the purpose of enriching the national statistical capacity.
- Dr. Lubna Shahnaz (Planning Commission)
- Mr. Faateh ud din Ahmed (UNICEF)
- Mr. Nohman Ishtiaq (Ministry of Finance)
- Dr. Khizer Ashraf (WFP)