Expert Training on Strengthening Environmental Statistics Convenes in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, working in collaboration with the Poverty-Environment Initiative, the General Economics Division and UNESCAP, convened an expert group training workshop on strengthening capacity to gather and analyse environmental statistics at the Statisitical Staff Training Institute, in Dhaka, from 15 to 17 May 2017.  The meeting was attended by 50 participants from across 28 different ministries and government agencies. Officials had the opportunity to assess the current availability of sectoral data, develop a workplan for the Bureau of Statistics to work with sectors and to discuss the development of a training module to pilot Poverty-Environment Accounts and Experimental Ecosystem Accounts under the Bangladesh Environmental Statistics Framework. 

Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics in collaboration with the General Economics Division, Planning Commission, has developed a “Bangladesh Environmental Statistics Framework (BESF) 2016-2030”, a comprehensive strategic action plan, guideline and authentic platform for collecting, analyzing, reporting and disseminating environment statistics based on national priorities and focused on Sustainable Development Goalss, SFDRR, 7th Five-Year Plan and others successive plans of Bangladesh.

Poverty-Environment Accounts  and Experimental Ecosystem Accounts  form the main strategic goals of the Framework. It aims to link environmental and climate vulnerability data to poverty data and facilitate the use of poverty-environment linked resilient indicators to monitor specific plans, budgets and policies. 

 For more information about the Accounting Framework, click here

Event Date: 
Monday, May 15, 2017 to Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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