The PCB noted the difficult task of the Secretariat in carrying out the study and expressed its appreciation of the work undertaken to date. Despite the limitations presented, it recognizes the need to continue with the work of collecting information on the level of resources and supports, on a long-term and sustainable basis, drawing upon the experience of other countries and organizations in this respect. The PCB further recommends that:
7.1 Countries and appropriate agencies co-operate in providing critical data/information for the completion of the study.
The Secretariat should:
7.2 Complete the analysis of data and make the report available to the PCB members.
7.3 Refine the methodology on an ongoing basis.
7.4 Focus the application of data and resources to policy responses with the help of a technical reference group.