A Solution to Monitor and Report on Progress against the Arab Regional Multidimensional Poverty Strategy
Menna El Shiati, Advisor - Gender and FGM, Community Systems Foundation
Community Systems Foundation (CSF) is partnering with the League of Arab States (LAS) to monitor regional and national progress against the Arab Regional Multidimensional Poverty Strategy.
CSF was invited by LAS, to present at the “Multidimensional Poverty in the Arab region” workshop, 16 - 18 April, in Amman, Jordan.
The workshop, hosted by the Ministry of Social Development, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and supported by the Economic and Social Commission of Western Asia (ESCWA), provided CSF with the opportunity to present a Regional Solution to Monitor and Report on Progress against Multidimensional Poverty.
The solution - a Federated Planning, Monitoring and Reporting Platform for Regional Priorities - is driven by data users and will aim to provide regional stakeholders with the tools they need to create evidence-based interventions related to the Multidimensional Poverty Strategy.
Through this federated system, development plans with a results matrix are developed collaboratively and transparently through an online platform. Collaborative monitoring reduces burden and increases accountability for multi-stakeholder plans, in addition to providing for regular reporting at all levels. This ensures transparency through all stages of monitoring progress against development priorities.
By utilizing this federated planning, monitoring and reporting platform for regional priorities, LAS Member States will also be able to produce reliable and timely data for programme planning, service delivery, transparency, and accountability.
With the Data For All (DFA) Toolkit, CSF is providing LAS and its Member States with sustainable tools to create evidence-based and data-driven policies and interventions aimed at reducing the prevalence of multidimensional poverty in the Arab region.
CSF looks forward to supporting LAS and its member states in the implementation of this important regional initiative.