Ghana Among 8 Countries for New UN Initiative

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 03:13 pm

Ghana is one of eight countries selected globally by the United Nations (UN) to demonstrate the ability to harness timely data from all sources for monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The new initiative, ‘Data for Now’ launched by the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Gueterres is to be carried out within a year.

Mr Omar Seidu, Head, Demographic Statistics of the Ghana Statistical Service and Coordinator of Data for SDGs Ghana, who made this known said the country was selected to be part of the initiative due to its success in making data available to inform decisions at every level.

Speaking after he made a presentation on “Democratising data for SDGs” at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25, Mr Seidu said Ghana had demonstrated

its ability to strengthen administrative data systems in the country to provide data at the lowest level of governance.