NCSI reviews SDG targets in meeting with global bodies

MUSCAT: The National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) has reviewed the indicators of the Sultanate related to the targets of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030, in a joint meeting with international organisations working in the Sultanate.
The meeting tackled the efforts exerted by the NCSI along with government stakeholders to provide the statistics related to the targets, along with the efforts to enlighten people on the agenda of implementation and challenges to provide these data.
NCSI presented a historical overview about the targets of SDGs, it’s concept, and the differences between various development agendas.
The meeting also reviewed the results of the reports analysing the information gap related to indicators, which includes all the provided data and analysing them from multiple aspects, such as to what extent the data have been provided, the sources of the data and their conformity with the Sultanate regarding the SDG targets.
Furthermore, it discussed about providing the Sultanate’s indicators in the report of the statistical situation related to the targets of sustainable development goals of GCC for the period 2010-2015 in cooperation with the Gulf Statistics Centre, in addition to following up with the indicators of sustainable development with the international organisations, and revising the Sultanate’s data on the UN website.
NCSI also provided an explanation on the breakdown of indicators by indicators by sectors and working groups for the indicators of education, health, business, environment, energy, agriculture, water, commerce, industry, transportation, telecommunication, scientific research, and culture indicators.
The centre has established an electronic portal for the Sultanate’s indicators on when it comes to sustainable development targets.
The centre also reviewed its external participations, including the Sultanate’s experiences in terms of indicators of sustainable development, its objectives and the evaluation of national capacities and the centre’s efforts on publishing and providing information through the electronic portals and other channels.
The centre has issued a series of reports on SDG targets in Arabic and English.
The NCSI also shed light on the business scheme 2022, which includes working on determining the indicators with national priority, continuing to work on reports about the advancements of the targets, and working with the government stakeholders to spot all the statistics in an organised way.
The meeting was the first of such technical meetings planned with each and every organisation according to their area of expertise. — ONA