UN, IFIs and Government of Turkmenistan discuss opportunities for data sharing to implement national multi-partner COVID-19 response plans
- UN system in Turkmenistan, International Financial Institutions and the Government of Turkmenistan held a meeting to discuss the progress made within National Preparedness and Response Plan of Turkmenistan to Acute Infectious Disease (CPRP) and Immediate socio-economic response plan to the global pandemic (SERP).
The meeting co-chaired by Deputy Chairperson of the Cabinet of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Mr. Meredov and UN Resident Coordinator in Turkmenistan Ms. E.Panova brought together the Heads of UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, WHO as well as Country Directors of the World Bank, Asian Development Bank (ADB), and European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
The meeting was aimed to discuss opportunities for access to data needed to fully implement two plans including regular exchange of information on implementation of planned activities within CPRP and SERP.
The participants emphasized the need for closer mutual engagement among the counterparts to ensure the progress on the activities agreed within the two national plans.
“Accessibility of sound and reliable data is an important prerequisite for understanding the impact of the pandemic in the country, including on macroeconomic situation and on different groups of population”, noted Ms. Elena Panova, UN Resident Coordinator.
It was agreed to resume regular information exchange meetings between development partners and national line ministries, with the first to be held in early November. These meetings will review the progress and challenges in the implementation of CPRP and SERP.