OECD Outlines Six Data Actions for Sustainable Development

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals hinges on harnessing evidence, technology, and data science. A new Development Co-operation Report 2017 from OECD provides a holistic view of data-driven development and identifies six concrete actions that international development partners, civil society, and the private sector can take to support governments and national statistical systems to bridge the data divide…


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…

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“It’s Not Just About Bragging Rights”

When Open Data Watch began work on ODIN, we asked ourselves, “Does the world need another index?” We recognized the tendency for indexes to be glanced at to see who’s on top, and then forgotten. We wanted ODIN to be more: a guide for increasing the openness of public statistics and for ODIN results to be objective and reproducible and comparable across countries and over time…