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Data, monitoring and follow-up

The range and depth of data demands to fully implement the monitoring frameworks for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and financing for development outcomes are unprecedented. The frameworks require data that is disaggregated by income, sex, age, race, ethnicity, migration status, disability, geographic location and other nationally relevant characteristics in order to cover all population groups and leave no one uncounted.

The final chapter of the Addis Agenda considers how the international community should monitor implementation of the agreed actions. It emphasizes the importance of the availability and use of high quality disaggregated data for policy making and monitoring progress of implementation of the Addis Agenda and the 2030 Agenda, and prioritizes capacity building in this area. The Addis Agenda marks the first time that data issues have received such comprehensive treatment in the Financing for Development (FfD) process, reflecting a deeper appreciation of the importance of their role in strengthening domestic capacity in all areas, as well as promoting transparency and accountability.

This section follows up on the commitments on data completeness, data quality, disaggregation and availability. It also addresses the development of specific measures and tools; transparency and needs assessment; and capacity building efforts in this context. Work on data monitoring falls in two main areas: statistical efforts and capacities for the monitoring of development indicators, and efforts on economic and financial data. Each area involved different actors and institutions.