Turkmenistan Develops System of SDG Monitoring

Jun 21, 2017

Ashgabat, 20 June 2017: United Nations agencies and a number of ministries and government institutions of Turkmenistan have reached the final stage of establishing a mechanism for monitoring and assessment of the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), approved in September 2016. To this end, the UN is conducting final consultations on the roles of line ministries in the proposed monitoring system.

Based on the suggested system, the Ministry of Economy and Development of Turkmenistan will be in charge for monitoring and national reporting on the implementation of SDGs in Turkmenistan. the mechanism also foresees creating the database administered by the State Statistics Committee for centralized data collection on SDGs.

“Monitoring of implementation of SDGs in Turkmenistan is a complex task which shall include participation of all ministries and agencies of Turkmenistan. Creating the system of monitoring for SDGs enhances national capacity for data collection and analysis by the key ministries and agencies, it also allows showcasing Turkmenistan’s achievements at the global level. We are pleased to see the efforts and aspiration of the line ministries and agencies to develop the most suitable mechanism. Upon completion of the preparatory work, this mechanism will become a key to development until 2030, as it allows adjusting the implementation SDGs when necessary,” explains Nurjemla Jalilova, UNDP Programme Officer for governance, economic development and inclusive growth.

The consultations took place with participation of the Ministry of Economy and Development, State Statistics Committee, Ministry of Health and Medical Industry, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources, State Committee for Environmental Protection and Land Resources, National Institute of Deserts, Flora and Fauna, Institute Democracy and Human Rights under the President of Turkmenistan, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Seismology Research Institute, Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Finance, Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Mejlis, National Committee for Hydrometeorology under the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan.

As a result of the consultations, UN and partners will hold a roundtable discussion at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to present the final results and the structure of the monitoring mechanism.

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