ODIN2016 in the News

Reactions to the Open Data Inventory (ODIN) 2016 are already making news. The consensus in countries seems to be, whether scores are high or low or in-between, that the ODIN 2016 results point in a helpful direction.

UN World Data Forum Gathers Governmental and Non-governmental Data Experts to Discuss Joint Work for SDG Agenda

The United Nations World Data Forum (15-18 January in Cape Town, South Africa) brings together for the first time data producers, analysts and users from private, public, civil society and academic communities around the world.  The Forum discussions focus on practical ways for data experts from official statistics, information systems, international agencies, civil society, the open…

Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators Tackles Monitoring Framework

The fourth meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) opens 15 November in Geneva. All countries, international and regional agencies and entities, and other stakeholders are invited to join Members during the last two days of the four-day meeting. The IAEG-SDGs was established by the UN Statistical Commission at its 46th…

4th International Open Data Conference in Madrid Highlights “Global Goals, Local Impact”

The 4th International Open Data Conference (IODC16) in Madrid, Spain on October 6-7 brings together private, governmental, academic, independent, multilateral agency, media and other representatives involved in open data initiatives to strengthen information sharing and working links. The conference focuses on three main objectives:  to highlight the most innovative and practical Open Data solutions, to identify and explore both…

State of Development Data Funding Report Released

A product of the Resource Mobilization and Alignment Working Group of the Global Partnership, the State of Development Data Funding report estimates the statistical financing needs to measure and track the SDGs and finds that financing needs for statistics are far greater than currently mobilized funding. According to the SDDF report, the total estimated annual…

East African Open Data Fest Convenes in Kenya

The East Africa Open Data Fest provides a platform for sharing the experiences on the adoption of Open Data and also create opportunities for investment and partnerships related to Open Data.  EAODF aims at achieving the following specific objectives:  convene a growing network of local leaders to support and elevate ongoing work; ensure continuity of the…

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…