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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Measuring and reporting South-South cooperation: the contribution to achieving the SDGs


On 19 July 2016, the Network of Southern Think Tanks (NeST) in collaboration with the German Development Institute (DIE) Managing Global Governance (MGG) Programme held an UNCTAD XIV side event on 'Measuring and reporting South-South cooperation (SSC): How to grasp SSC’s contribution to achieving the SDGs'.

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Event details

Date: Tuesday, 19 July 2016
Time: 10h00-12h00
Venue: The Hilton Hotel, Mama Ngina Street, Nairobi, Kenya.

Highlights from the event can be followed on #UNCTAD14_SSC.

Event description

In light of the ‘data revolution’ called for in Agenda 2030, the Africa chapter of the Network of Southern Think Tanks 'Measuring and reporting South-South cooperation (SSC): How to grasp SSC’s contribution to achieving the SDGs', to be held on the side-lines of the fourteenth United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14), in Nairobi.

The panel debate will be an informal ‘Davos style’ session where the facilitator will probe key respondents to comment on questions regarding data management, monitoring and evaluation, and the reporting and accountability systems of new and emerging development partners, to better track the contribution that South-South co-operation is making to Agenda 2030. The panel will include expert voices from developing and emerging countries as well as Northern partners. Audience participation is warmly encouraged throughout the debate.
Panellists will include (tbc):

  • Saitoti Torome, Principal Secretary, Department of Planning & Statistics, Government of Kenya
  • Daniela Zehentner-Capell, Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Government of Germany
  • Steve MacFeely, Head of Statistics, Globalisation and Development Strategies Division, UNCTAD
  • Neissan Besharati, South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA)
  • Li Xiaoyun, China International Development Research Network (CIDRN)
  • Bernadette Vega, Mexican International Development Cooperation Agency (AMEXCID)
  • Sachin Chaturvedi, Research and Information Systems for Developing Countries (RIS), India
  • Andre de Mello e Souza, Institute of Applied Economic Research (IPEA), Brazil