Regional Conference for Latin America: Colombia, 12-13 October 2006

 

Developing and developed countries agree that economic and social progress can be achieved through decisions taken on the basis of evidence. The development of stronger statistical systems and accurate information is vital to allow government representatives to take better decisions, therefore promoting the progress of societies and their citizens.

Conclusions

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This conference will be hosted in collaboration with the Colombian authorities, RIMPE, OECD and PARIS21, and with the support of the World Bank. It will take place on October 12-13 in Cartagena de Indias, at Centro de Convenciones y Exposiciones Cartagena de Indias.

  • The Iberoamerican Network of Ministries of Presidencies and Equivalents (RIMPE) is working towards better decision making, through sharing experiences and good practices, to promote the use of strategic information in government management.
  • The OECD has recently embarked on a major global project to measure the progress of societies and improve evidence-based decision making across the public, private and citizen sectors.
  • PARIS21 has developed a support program with the Central American countries and those of the Andean Community to reinforce statistical capacities through the elaboration and implementation of a National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS). 

These three organisations have decided to join forces to find synergies and agree on good practices in arranging a joint high level meeting - the 10th meeting of RIMPE – which will focus on “Measuring the Progress of Societies: Strategic Information Systems for Heads of Government”. 

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Expected results of the conference are:
  • Improving participants’ shared knowledge of evidence-based decision making and its promotion;
  • Promoting better coordination and cooperation among government representatives, and the producers and users of information, and citizens, to achieve progress;
  • Discussing and approving a future program of activities that will support increased evidence-based decision making and development of national statistical systems.

Draft agenda of the meeting

Agenda of the meeting (English)
Agenda of the meeting (Spanish)
Presentation by Enrico Giovannini, Chief Statistician of the OECD, on the theme "Statistics, Knowledge and Policy"
Presentation by Raul Suarez, PARIS21, on the theme "Statistics, Knowledge and Policy"
Presentation by Antonio Millan, Strategic Information System for the Heads of Government
Presentation by Ricardo Olmos for the session "Building Statistics and Indicators for Development"
Presentation by Christopher Hoenig for the session "Communicating Statistics and Indicators for Policy Makers and Citizens"
Presentation by Karina Batthyány on the session "Communicating Statistics and Indicators for Policy Makers and Citizens"
Presentation by Jon Hall on "What is Progress and How to Measure it"
Presentation by Marta Lagos on "How to make Statistics More Relevant to Latin America"
Presentation by Roberto Salcedo-Aquino on the "Millenium Development Goals and National Progress"
Presentation by Raul Suarez, Metagora, on "Measuring Democracy and Human Rights"
Presentation by Gloria Labastida, Fundar, on "Measuring Democracy and Human Rights"
Presentation by Maria Lucia Roa, ASHOKA, on "How to Involve Society in Defining and Measuring Progress"
Presentation by Enrico Giovannini, Chief Statistician of the OECD, on the OECD Factbook