Upcoming Events

Asia-Pacific Economic Statistics Week 2017

22/05/2017 – 26/05/2017, Bangkok, Thailand

Hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Statistics Week features a seminar, special sessions on economic statistics capacity screening and economic loss from disasters, the third ESCAP Economic Statistics Project Support Meeting and the sixth meeting of the Steering Group for the Regional Programme on Economic Statistics…more

Open Data for Development: A Conversation with Fernando Perini

23/05/2017, Washington, DC, USA

Open Data Watch, as a collaborator with Open Data for Development, is pleased to invite you to have a conversation with Fernando Perini and learn more about the network. Open Data for Development (OD4D) is a global network with the objective of enhancing citizen-driven and sustainable open data ecosystems around the world. OD4D is scaling open data approaches that work, improving transparency and accountability, service delivery, and the well-being of the poorest and the most marginalized. This event is an opportunity to speak with Fernando Perini and to learn more about OD4D and its initiatives. Shaida Badiee, Managing Director of Open Data Watch, will provide opening remarks for this event. Following a short presentation from Fernando Perini, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussion…more


BIEE Programme Launch in the Caribbean & Capacity Building Workshop on Energy Efficiency Indicators

25/05/2017, Kingston, Jamaica

Hosted by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, the Database for Energy Efficiency Indicators (BIEE) program launch seeks to strengthen the capacity of energy authorities in Latin America and the Caribbean to monitor their energy efficiency, improve data reliability and in turn enhance evidence-based decision-making on energy efficiency. The BIEE programme of activities in undertaking in five stages, the first being a data compilation of basic information which is usually undertaken by the focal point in each country, in coordination with ECLAC. Then the energy efficiency indicators are identified for the 7 sectors being considered by the project: Macro/Energy Balance, Households, Industrial, Services, Agricultural, Transportation and Energy. Finally, the focal points are trained in the interpretation and use of these indicators…more

Workshop on Innovative Data Approaches to SDGs

31/05/2017 – 02/06/2017, Incheon, Republic of Korea

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Statistical Research Institute, Statistics Korea are hosting a Workshop on Innovative Data Approaches to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Workshop will provide an opportunity for a diverse group of decision makers from member States in the Asia-Pacific region, ranging from statisticians to policy makers, to explore opportunities for utilizing big data and related data approaches in their jurisdictions to achieve SDGs…more

2017 Big Boulder Conference

01/06/2017 – 02/06/2016

The annual Big Boulder conference features two jam-packed days of educational sessions, networking events, and outdoor activities all centered around social data. This year’s conference will feature sessions from top social media sources, industry leaders, and premier consumers of publicly-available social data who will discuss trends, best practices, use cases, and the future of the industry…more

OECD Forum

06/06/2017 – 07/06/2017, Paris, France

The OECD Forum is a public event, that has emerged as a major international conference where policies and ideas are shared between governments, businesses, civil society, and academia…more

Seminar on Accounting for Global Value Chains

06/06/2017 – 08/06/2017, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Eurostat and UN Statistics Division are jointly organizing a seminar on Accounting for Global Value Chains in Luxembourg.The seminar will discuss the Handbook on Accounting for Global Value Chains. The main objective of the Handbook is to provide a high-level overview of how economic statistics can be made more accurate and relevant in measuring the effects of globalization in national accounts and business statistics. The Handbook will provide a national perspective on globalization based on a Global Value Chain approach for specific industries in a multi-country supply chain of goods, value adding services and institutional arrangements. It should be helpful to a wide range of data compilers…more

World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) 2017

12/06/2017 – 16/06/2017, Geneva, Switzerland

Hosted by the International Telecommunication Union, UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, UN Conference on Trade and Development, and UN Development Programme, the World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) 2017 represents the world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. In follow up to the outcomes of the UN General Assembly Overall Review of the Implementation of WSIS Outcomes and with the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the WSIS Forum is constantly evolving and strengthening the alignment between the WSIS Action Lines and the Sustainable Development Goals. The WSIS Forum will therefore serve as a key forum for discussing the role of ICTs as a means of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and targets, with due regard to the global mechanism for follow-up and review of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development…<a href="https://www.itu.int/net4/wsis/forum/2017/"

Ministerial Conference on Global Open Data for Agriculture & Nutrition & 4th Agritec Africa International Exhibition

14/06/2017 – 16/06/2017, Nairobi, Kenya

Agriculture has an inert potential for transforming economies in the global south. It holds the key to rapid job creation, improved health and livelihoods for majority of the world’s poor. Yet, the sector suffers from inadequate resourcing and capacity. The sector, however, has been making strides in adopting innovations and new practices to increase productivity, reduce cost of food consumers and increase revenue for farmers. The conference will therefore focus on “Catalyzing Agricultural Transformation for Inclusive Growth” under the theme “Harnessing the demographic dividend through investment in food and nutrition data.” The Conference is being co-convened by the Government of Kenya, Radeecal Communications and GODAN Secretariatmore

1st International Conference on Econometrics and Statistics

15/06/2017 – 17/06/2017, Hong Kong, SAR China

The 1st International Conference on Econometrics and Statistics is co-organized by the Working Group on Computational and Methodological Statistics (CMStatistics), the network of Computational and Financial Econometrics (CFENetwork) and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Business School. This conference invites oral and poster presentations containing substantial advances in the broad areas of econometrics and statistics. All topics within the scope of the journal Econometrics and Statistics will be considered…more