UNICEF Moldova and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) signed a Work Plan for 2023-2024
Chișinău, 7 July: In the context of the UNICEF Country Programme of the Republic of Moldova for the period 2023-2027, UNICEF Moldova and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) signed a Work Plan for 2023-2024. The document was signed by UNICEF Representative in Moldova, Maha Damaj, and NBS Director General, Oleg Cara.
The proposed activities aim at implementing the National Statistical System Development Strategy for 2022-2030 and its 2023-2026 Action Plan, in particular with regard to the improvement and development of official statistics on education and child protection, including those based on administrative data sources. UNICEF will thus support the collection of data needed to inform and monitor national and sectoral policies, and reporting on the situation of children in the Republic of Moldova, in particular on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
One of the expected results is to develop the capacity of NBS and other data producers to produce and disseminate relevant and timely statistics in line with international standards and methodologies, and to enhance the capacity of various authorities and institutions at all levels, civil society and other categories of data users to effectively share and use disaggregated data in line with national priorities.
As part of the Work Plan, UNICEF will support the National Bureau of Statistics and its partners to strengthen the generation and use of data for evidence-based policymaking and to improve monitoring of children's needs. The program focuses in particular on the timely availability and dissemination of key official statistics on children in Moldova.
It will also ensure Moldova's participation (data producers and policymakers) in the UNICEF ECA (Europe and Central Asia) regional research program on TransMonEE (Transformative Monitoring for Enhanced Equity) child monitoring, which aims to improve the availability of disaggregated data at national and regional levels.
The planned activities will also contribute to joint UN support for population and housing censuses, monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals, and improving the collection and dissemination of social statistics and living standards data.
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