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Ageing statistics workshop

Posted on July 14, 2017 11:03:00 AM

Workshop in support of the establishment of the Titchfield City Group on Ageing and Age-disaggregated Data, 22-24 August 2017, Winchester University, U.K.

Currently much of the available survey data excludes various age groups and where such data exists, lack of standardization of age disaggregated means that data are not comparable or adequate for monitoring the SDGs. This makes it difficult to track the impact of development programmes on the full lifecycle. Age disaggregation of data is critical if we are going to develop programmes that will help people to break free from intergenerational poverty. Without better data there is a significant risk of compounding inequalities and locking the most vulnerable and marginalised out of development.To address these challenges in a more formal and systematic way, efforts are currently undertaken by a group of interested stakeholders to establish a formal working group (the Titchfield Group) on Ageing and Age-disaggregated Data at the UN Statistical Commission. The objectives of this workshop are to engage key stakeholders from national statistical offices, government, academia, civil society and the private sector to share knowledge and experience on the core issues of age-disaggregated data and ageing statistics, and to advance consensus for the establishment of the Titchfield Group.