Online Course: Monitoring Selected SDG Indicators in the Asia-Pacific Small Island Developing States”

When: 19 December 2019 – 30 April 2020

Where: Online

Apply by: Registration is open

This course is developed by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), UN Economic and Social Commission for the Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), UN Statistics Division (UNSD) in collaboration with the World Bank, World Health Organization (WHO) and the Pacific Financial Technical Assistance Centre of the International Monetary Fund (PFTAC-IMF).


It is intended primarily for the Asia-Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS). It aims to strengthen the capacities of these countries to organize national processes to monitor and inform the reporting on SDG indicators. It offers a range of examples from the region on selected topics to enable peer learning and good practice-sharing. It also provides a quick methodological overview of SDG indicators in selected areas such as poverty eradication, health, and finance with a view to enhancing the understanding of the way the indicators are compiled and related practices and challenges. Monetary versus non-monetary approaches to poverty with examples from the region are reviewed in more detail with video presentations by the World Bank and the Pacific Community (SPC) experts, while health indicators are covered by WHO resource persons and finance-related – by partners from regional International Monetary Fund (IMF) arm and SPC.


While the e-course was designed primarily for data producers from members of NSOs and line Ministries, the content is accessible to other audiences, including decision-makers and other data users.  Partner agencies provide more detailed technical guidance for those interested in more in-depth coverage for the computation of specific indicators.

Participants can follow the course at their own pace for free of charge and earn a UN certificate upon meeting certification requirements.

For registering, please click here.