The Ministry of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform has held a high-level workshop on the implementation of the goals of sustainable development in the Arab world.
Egypt wants to cooperate with its Arab brothers in order to achieve sustainable development, and Egypt's involvement through the Ministry of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform in preparing progress reports on Arab countries and the League of Arab States and its system in implementing development goals, said Dr. Hala Al-Said, Minister of Planning and Monitoring. Sustainable development.
The report includes monitoring the status of sustainable development goals in the Arab region in the period from 2015 to 2018, as well as Egypt as the host of the Arab Week for Sustainable Development at its first and second sessions in May 2017 and in November 2018 in co-operation and partnership with the Arab League the United States, the World Bank and other United Nations organizations. Coordination between the Ministry of Planning, Monitoring, Administrative Reform and the Arab League is underway in order to hold the third edition of the Arab Week for Sustainable Development.
Al-Saeed said that there is a fundamental challenge to supporting a sustainable development process based on the availability and availability of data with the necessary classification of geographical position, age and gender. Egypt tries to address this challenge through a comprehensive data system development and leading statistics in this area.
In co-operation with other state agencies and institutions, NTRA has developed a national statistical strategy and established an electronic platform for accelerating and standardizing the process of measuring, tracking and monitoring the indicators of sustainable development goals and launching an "activation" initiative that activates the role of locality in collecting and measuring data at local level. Establish a national committee for reviewing and raising the quality of statistics in co-operation with international institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund and the African Development Bank.
Al-Saeed noted that the conference on planning the future of Egypt was held in light of the results of the general census of the population, housing stock and facilities for 2017 last week, organized by the Ministry of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform in cooperation with the Central Public Mobility Agency and Statistics and the Economic Research Forum. What is considered by the population policy and analyzes the status of important development sectors in Egypt: education, health and urban development.
As for the Arab world's development with private sector involvement, Dr. Mahmoud Mohieldin, First Vice President of the World Bank Group, stressed that there are good and promising opportunities for private sector involvement in many investments in the Arab world. Technology and Innovation, the need to develop the Arab economic base and the general regulatory rules for data protection and investment in human capital.
He explained that "in the light of turmoil and uncertainty and rapid political movement in the world, the Arab economy is exposed to what can be termed" changes in the big traps ", pointing out that this period represents the wave of human displacement and increases the number of refugees alongside increasing the risk from droughts, climate change and the pace of technological shift.
Dr. Ashraf Al-Arabi, adviser to the Arab Institute for Planning, said that three central issues: data, statistics and information are being discussed at the workshop, and what can not be measured is not possible with funding, as it represents a major challenge for achieving sustainable development goals in all countries of the world. Developing Countries and Arab Countries First, calculate the costs of achieving the goals, then calculate the financial gap, consider sources of funding for the goals of sustainable development and ultimately the issue of local or local development.
He stressed that the workshop includes a group of selected high ranking Arab officials who run a sustainable development program at national and local level with the aim of exchanging experiences among countries and listening to the opinions of international experts in the area.
The High Level Workshop "Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals in the Arab World" was held in co-operation between the National Institute for Planning of Egypt, the Arab Institute for Planning in Kuwait and the World Bank, with the aim of sharing experience and providing participants with the latest international knowledge and best practice in implementing the goals Sustainable development.
It is worth mentioning that the Ministry of Planning, Monitoring and Administrative Reform, represented by the Ministry of Sustainable Development, recently participated in the sixth meeting of the Arab Committee to monitor the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals in the Arab Region held in the Arab League of Arab States from 12 to 13 . June.