|General Director of the General Statistics Office (GSO) Nguyen Bich Lam (Source: VNA)
Speaking at the event, General Director of the General Statistics Office (GSO) Nguyen Bich Lam said that the core target of sustainable development is to leave no one behind.
Therefore, it is important for all parties involved to have full understanding of the necessity of data and statistical work, as the high quality of statistics and the sufficient division of data will support development policies and make the decision-making more effective, Lam added.
Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Le Quang Manh stated that monitoring-supervision is an important content in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to provide authentic assessments on the implementation of sustainable development goals.
Vietnam has gained remarkable progresses in carrying out its national action plan on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Michael Krakowski, Programme Director and Chief Technical Advisor of the GIZ’s Programme on Macroeconomic Reforms and Green Growth, said that the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s promulgation of a circular regulating the set of statistical indicators will help Vietnam reach a step closer to the definition of a mechanism supervising the implementation of sustainable development goals.
According to GSO Deputy General Director Nguyen Thi Huong, the set includes 158 indicators related to 17 general targets and 115 specific ones of Vietnam, of which 38 belong to the national statistical indicator system regulated in the 2015 Statistical Law, 112 are similar to 101 sustainable development criteria at the global level, 140 are scheduled to be implemented from 2019, and 18 will be realised from 2025.