Information collection through surveys

The eleventh meeting of the Conference of the parties to the Basel Convention invited developing country parties and parties with economies in transition to provide information to the Secretariat on their needs for technical assistance and technology transfer, and their difficulties in implementing the Convention. It also invited developed country parties and others to provide information to the Secretariat on the technical assistance and technology that they have available to be transferred to developing country parties and parties with economies in transition (BC-11/11).

The Secretariat developed two online questionnaires to facilitate the collection of the above-mentioned information.

A questionnaire targeted to the developing country parties and parties with economies in transition was sent to the respective focal points to the Basel Convention in May 2014. The deadline for submitting the completed questionnaire was 19 September 2014.

A questionnaire targeted to the developed country parties was also sent to the respective Focal Points to the Basel Convention in September 2014.The deadline for submitting the completed questionnaire was 03 October 2014.

Taking into account the information collected, the Secretariat will prepare a report on the progress made in providing technical assistance and capacity-building as well as facilitating the transfer of environmentally sound technologies to Parties. This report will be submitted to the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties in 2015.