Strategic Priority Four: Data and Development Management

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The United Nations Strategic Framework aims at achieving three key outcome areas under data and development management:

  1. Increased availability, access to and use of reliable disaggregated humanitarian and development data for programming and decision-making.
  2. Enhanced DPRK capacity to apply international technical norms and standards.
  3. Enhanced compliance of DPRK with international treaties, conventions and other mechanisms and strengthened evidence-based reporting.

Planned activities

Through targeted support, the United Nations assists the Government to:

  • Conduct and disseminate 2018 Census
  • Analyse and use spatial, social and gender disaggregated data for planning, programming and monitoring
  • Enhance faculty of the Population Center at Kim Il Sung University to teach demography
  • Undertake policy, programmatic and research studies and surveys on population and development to generate evidence for policy advocacy

Selected achievements

  • The Socio-Economic, Demographic, and Health Survey (SDHS) 2014 provides information on the progress of selective MDGs;
  • UNICEF has supported the establishment of the Child Data Unit inside the Central Bureau for Statistics;
  • Resident agencies, as well as non-resident specialised agencies support DPRK participating in international conferences, seminars and workshop on the one hand, as well as technical training and consultations in-country;