Report of the Working Group on Indicators for Regional Follow-Up of the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development

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LC/MDP.4/3

At the third session of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean, held in Lima from 7 to 9 August 2018, the countries decided to change the name of the ad hoc working group for the preparation of a proposal on the indicators for regional follow-up of the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development to working group on indicators for regional follow-up of the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development and extend its mandate in order to carry forward the work on preparing pending metadata, with an emphasis on the operational definitions for disaggregation of the indicators and, where necessary to that end, to establish thematic subgroups. They also requested that the working group present a final report on its work to the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference at their fourth meeting, for endorsement by the countries.  In April 2019, the technical secretariat, on behalf of the Government of Mexico, in its capacity as coordinator of the working group, and the Government of Peru, in its capacity as Chair of the Presiding Officers of the Regional Conference on Population and Development, informed the focal points of the Conference that the working group was being reactivated and invited countries to form thematic subgroups to propose content for the pending metadata of a set of selected indicators. The complete list of indicators is available in the document Proposed indicators and metadata for regional follow-up of the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development. At the suggestion of the working group’s coordinator, selection should be limited to Tier I or Tier II indicators (the term that was adopted for the classification of the indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals). These were considered to be the ones on which progress was most likely: indicators for which there are metadata —but on which doubts remain as to the possibility of concluding the review thereof or as to whether they are sufficiently comparable at the regional level, because of their definition, operationalization, source, lack of periodicity or other clearly identified situation— and those for which metadata had not yet been produced. Most of the selected indicators are taken from the Operational guide for implementation and follow-up of the Montevideo Consensus on Population and Development

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Regional report