Subnational Workshop on MDG report writing
At the country level, MDG Reports or Reviews (MDGRs) are meant to help engage political leaders and top decision-makers, as well as to mobilise civil society, communities, the general public, parliamentarians and the media in a debate about human development. The main purpose of the MDGR is two-fold: public information and social mobilisation. It is a tool for awareness raising, advocacy, alliance building, and renewal of political commitments at the country level, as well as to build national capacity for monitoring and reporting on progress. Triggering action for accelerating MDG progress is the ultimate objective of MDGR.
The MDGR primarily addresses a national audience in an effort to bringing the MDGs 'home'. Too often, global goals and targets have remained at the global and inter-governmental level; in too few instances did they make a real difference in terms of domestic policy reforms and hence action.
The process of preparing the MDGR will help define globally agreed objectives into country specific targets to focus the development debate on nationally defined priorities.
In this context the Council of Ministers of Labour and Ministers of Social Affairs in GCC States, Excutive Bureau in close collaboration with UNDP and ESCWA organized a Workshop on Methodology in prepapring national MDGRs in GCC, was organized in Muscat from 17 to 20 May 2009, and was attended by nearly 60 participants. The main focus of the Workshop was as follows:
Guidelines for MDGRs: process of preparation, statistical requirements, introduction and structure, and building networks
- MDG guidance note (Ar)
- MDG New Framework Presentation (AR)
- MDG New Framework (Ar)
- New Guidelines for NMDG Reports
The purpose of the Millennium Declaration
Adaptation of MDGs to a country context and national societal priorities