The United Nations Development Programme in Turkmenistan together with the UN RC Office and the State Statistics Committee of Turkmenistan partner to establish SDGs database.
This cooperation is the continuation of the work started in January 2019 from the assessment of the existing infrastructure for SDG Database creation implemented as part of the joint project “Partnering for SDG acceleration in Turkmenistan” between United Nations Development Programme and the Ministry of finance and economy of Turkmenistan.
As part of the process, two representatives from the UNDESA Statistics Division Mr. Luis Gerardo Gonzalez Morales and Ms.Vibeke Oestreich Nielsen held working meetings with experts from the State Statistics Committee of Turkmenistan. The participants reviewed the National SDG data reporting and dissemination platforms and discussed existing sources of information and the methods for data collection on SDGs.
In addition to the UNDESA, representatives of the private company “Esri” trained participants on the Federated Information System for the SDGs and shared other countries experience. As a first step State Statistics Committee of Turkmenistan received five licenses from “Esri” for the Federated Information System to pilot the platform for the application and suitability as the SDG database. The State Statistics Committee staff and representatives of all line ministries, involved in SDG monitoring structure were trained on the use of Federated Information System and introduced to SDMX standards for better structuring of SDG indicators and database.
"The workshop on SDG Monitoring and establishment of a national SDG data platform is going very well with active participation from Turkmenstat and line ministries involved in SDG indicator compilation," noted UNDESA Statisctical Division Representatives.
The database will allow collecting data countrywide on implementation of SDGs and producing progress reports.