Global Survey

The ICPD Beyond 2014 review process aims to deliver the most comprehensive evidence base of achievements, gaps and outstanding issues in relation to the implentation of the Programme of Action.

To faciliate evidence gathering the ICPD Beyond 2014 Secretariat has worked in partnership with civil society, governments and technical experts to develop a Global Survey tool.  The Global Survey will gather information against a number of key indicators that relate to each ICPD thematic area.  Alongside the Global Survey, governments have received an overview of the latest, ICPD relevant population and development data. These Country Implementation Profiles provide reliable data on key indicators that will support governments to evaluate progress and provide some background to the completion of the Survey.

Every government in the world is expected to complete the survey as a way of measuring progress towards the goals set out in the ICPD Programme of Action. Assistance will be provided in those countries where extra capacity is required for consultation and evidence gathering.

Country Implementation Profiles have been developed using available data on key indicators, these documents provide background data to countries and to civil society as to support the survey process.

Completed surveys were returned to the ICPD Beyond 2014 Secretariat for analysis from 176 Member States (183 including associates). Responses will be reviewed by expert panels and collated with findings from regional and thematic conferences that contribute to the ICPD Beyond 2014 Review process. Together this data will inform the Secretary-General’s global report on the review and contribute to the Post 2015 UN development agenda.

First findings and key messages from the initial analysis of the survey data and input from expert panels were presented to UN member states in June 2013. 

Links to the Global Survey tool and details of Regional Population Conferences can be found on the following websites:


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