Global Partnership announces Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development Pilot Funding

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data on Monday, July 18, announces a new multi-million-dollar funding initiative to support collaborative data innovations for sustainable development. As part of the Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development Pilot Funding, which is supported by the World Bank’s Trust Fund for Statistical Capacity Building (TFSCB), the Global Partnership seeks…

April-June, 2016

As we approach the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development in July, significant attention is being placed on eliminating the gender gap in data, using available data to measure and track the SDGs, and promoting country and regional capacity. Below, we provide summaries of reports, blogs, and articles on the topic of the data…

January-March, 2016

In the first quarter of 2016, while discussions about the data revolution touched on its implications across different sectors and different countries, much of the focus remained on the challenges of making the SDG indicators useful to local decision makers. We provide summaries of reports, blogs, and articles on the topic of the data revolution…

Lessons from the 2015 Open Data Inventory

The recently released 2015 Open Data Inventory (ODIN) assessed the openness and coverage of official statistics for 125 countries in 20 data categories. Only 7% of the categories got full points for data coverage, and no category in any country got full points for data openness. But there are ways National Statistical Offices (NSOs) can readily improve this…

PARIS21 Publishes Paper on Data Portals for SDGs

“Making Data Portals work for SDGs: A view on deployment, design and technology,” finds that while there have been many good intentions to make these portals available to countries, when it comes to the actual implementation the outcomes are rather mixed. One particular problem is the set-up of data portals with overlapping functionalities and their…