17 Aug 2016

Marshalls must improve data collection to achieve SDGs

From , 3:03 pm on 17 August 2016

The Marshall Islands has been told that achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will be difficult unless the quality of data can be improved.

That was the message highlighted at a meeting last week in the capital, Majuro.

The Marshalls managed to achieve just two of the Millennium Development Goals and is now faced with the challenge of implementing and assessing the 17 SDGs.

Our Marshalls correspondent, Giff Johnson, told Don Wiseman that a critical factor is the lack of resources for delivering the correct statistical information to the Planning and Statistics Office so decisions can then be made on the allocation of funds.