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High-level officials from statistics offices in nine countries in Latin America and the Caribbean met in Panama City June 27-28, 2013 to promote the importance of strengthening environmental statistics and natural capital accounting (NCA) in the region and using the data to influence policy and sustainable development.
A workshop on water accounts and statistics held May 8-10 brought together participants from the national statistics offices and water, environment ministries, and other agencies from Botswana, Mauritius, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
In the past year, WAVES partner countries have agreed upon priority accounts and made great strides in moving their work plans forward.
High-level political buy-in for natural capital accounting in Botswana has helped the country advance on WAVES work.
Over 25 ministers and vice-ministers of finance, development, and environment attended the High-level Ministerial Dialogue on Natural Capital Accounting (NCA), on the eve of the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, DC on April 18, 2013.