UNIDO and China support PCP Cambodia component on statistics for evidence-based policy-making and SDG monitoring

UNIDO and China support PCP Cambodia component on statistics for evidence-based policy-making and SDG monitoring

VIENNA, 18 September 2019 - The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will implement the ‘Enhancement of industrial statistics in Cambodia’ project, which aims at enhancing the institutional capacity of the National Institute of Statistics of the Ministry of Planning to produce timely, accurate and internationally-comparable industrial statistics to support the evidence-based policy-making, especially for industrial development and for the monitoring of its contribution to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The project is a key cross-cutting intervention within the Programme for Country Partnership (PCP), whose programming phase was initiated in 2017, and which will benefit all PCP priority areas, including the implementation of Cambodia’s Industrial development Policy (IDP). The PCP is an innovative partnership programme aimed at advancing inclusive and sustainable industrial development at the country-level. It is founded on a multi-stakeholder partnership, led by the Royal Government of Cambodia, building synergies between different interventions to maximize impact. PCP interventions are focused on priority sectors and areas essential to the national development agenda and seek to unlock public and private investment for the realization of large-scale industrial projects.

The project will pursue four expected results while addressing data needs and data production challenges, especially: improve knowledge on the latest international guidelines and best practice of industrial statistics production of countries; conduct industrial statistics survey and tabulate results; establish an integrated database set up in NIS; and provide conceptual methodological support on linking the impact of industrial development to the SDGs.

The project, which received USD300,000 of Chinese funding through the Partnership Trust Fund, will contribute to Cambodia’s inclusive and sustainable industrial development by strengthening institutional and training capacities of industrial statistics production aligned with international standard and support the evidenced-based policy making for the country.

For more information, please contact:

GUO Dong

Statistician

UNIDO Statistics Division

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Sok Narin

UNIDO Country Representative

Country Office in Cambodia

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