About the Conference

The Philippines, through the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), in collaboration with the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), is organizing the 2017 International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals Statistics (ICSDGS) on 4-6 October 2017 in Manila, Philippines.  For further details on the Conference, you may access http://www.psa.gov.ph/ICSDGS.


  • The Conference will serve as venue for knowledge sharing/discussion on the methodologies, addressing data gaps and use of other data sources given the numerous SDG indicators including the demand for data disaggregation (geographical, income, sectoral, age, sex, race, ethnicity or other characteristics)
  • With the increasing demand for the availability of relevant, timely, disaggregated and better quality SDG statistics, the use of the existing data collection systems such as surveys and censuses may not be sufficient. The Conference will facilitate a session on improving civil registration systems, administrative records and  exploring Big Data, registers, citizen-generated data and other third-party data as potential sources of official statistics for the monitoring of SDGs
  • Recognizing the huge requirement in monitoring the SDGs, this Conference intends to serve as a forum for identifying needed resources/support/capacity building and possible collaboration with international development partners, among others. 
  • In the Agenda 2030, there are emerging partnerships that can help make SDG monitoring systems viable and useful, mobilize knowledge, expertise, technology, policies and financial resources that countries can adopt to accelerate progress on the SDGs. The Conference aims to identify partnerships aimed at developing tools and skills that can facilitate data availability and access for SDG monitoring.