As we continue the critical discussion on the role of data for policy and decision-making for inclusive and sustainable development, we will be focusing on Anambra state. In these times where a global pandemic has brought on increased layers of complexity in addressing the needs of vulnerable groups, as well as the potential of throwing these groups deeper into poverty given its impact on the global economy, this conversation is especially relevant to policymakers, civil society, academia and members of the public with an interest in development.
We will examine some of the impacts of the policy responses to the pandemic on the lives of marginalised groups in the state and seek to continue the crucial conversation on what could be the best way to ensure that these policy decisions do not push people further into poverty and cause more negative impact.
This webinar brings together civil society, representatives of marginalised groups, policy makers, duty bearers and academia to
• Assess the impacts of government response policies to the virus on the lives of marginalised groups, especially those living in hard-to-reach areas and in relation to access to key services.
• Discuss and raise questions around the gaps in development resulting from the lack of data for policy and decision-making.
• Way forward: what can government and stakeholders do to enhance policy making and ensure better opportunities for marginalised groups.
This event is organised as part of the Evidence and Collaboration for Inclusive Development (ECID) programme that aims to facilitate evidence-based policy and decision-making for inclusive development through the effective use of data to address the issues of marginalised groups.