April-June, 2017

The momentum of the data revolution moves into the second quarter of 2017 with no signs of slowing down. The data for development community has seen the publication of the first African Data Revolution Report, a High-Level Data for Africa Meeting in Kenya, and open data updates to NSDS guidelines. We provide summaries of reports,…

Ready to Measure: Phase Two Ambitions

Realizing the ambitious promises made by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals – including Goal 5 on gender equality – will require a serious commitment to the collection and use of more and better gender data. To help achieve this, the new “Ready to Measure: Phase II” report and gender data query tool offer…

Ready to Measure – Phase2 – SDG Gender Indicators – Draft for Discussion

READY TO MEASURE: PHASE II Finding the Indicators to Monitor SDG Gender Targets   DRAFT FOR DISCUSSION   For more information please contact info@opendatawatch.com   Download and Print     1. INTRODUCTION   Achieving gender equality – and monitoring its progress – will require a significant improvement in the availability of data disaggregated by sex, age, and other…

January-March, 2017

  The first quarter of 2017 has been marked by advancements for open data through the U.N. World Data Forum, the Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data, and the U.N. Statistical Commission. The year has also witnessed setbacks in the level of trust of official statistics.  As we move further into 2017, here is…

Tom Orrell

TOM ORRELL Senior Advocacy Advisor – Joined-up Data Tom joined Publish What You Fund in September 2015 as Senior Advocacy Advisor for the Joined-Up Data Standards (JUDS) project, run jointly with Development Initiatives. Tom’s experience lies in the links between the development and humanitarian, Internet and open data policy and human rights sectors. He has…