“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…Details
The World Bank’s World Development Report 2016 “Digital Dividends” includes several references to the Data Revolution. It says that even as digital technologies have spread rapidly in the world, the digital dividends — the broader development benefits from these technologies — have lagged behind and been unevenly distributed. It notes that much needs to be done to…Details
Open Data for Development (OD4D) announces the Africa Open Data Collaboration Fund which provides funding for the Africa Open Data Community to advance the African Data Revolution….(more)
The website for the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data goes live. The website says that the group is “a global network of governments, NGOs, and businesses working together to strengthen the inclusivity, trust, and innovation in the way that data is used to address the world’s sustainable development efforts.”.… (more)
Charting the course for future open data collaboration, the 3rd International Open Data Conference in Ottawa convenes prominent global leaders in the open data movement. The conference builds a solid foundation for improving and extending the current efforts of the data revolution in four major areas: a global agenda for understanding the big picture, impact and building…Details
The UN took an important step towards setting goals on poverty eradication, reduction of greenhouse gases, and sustainable social and economic development as the zero draft of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was released this week. The draft precedes the first meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on SDGs, which is designed to create…Details
The World Health Assembly has approved a global monitoring framework on maternal, infant and young child nutrition. The WHO is tasked with developing indicators for the framework.
The most comprehensive effort to date to calculate the financial resources necessary to improve national statistics in developing countries in order to monitor SDGs was published today by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network working with Open Data Watch and a group of experts from academia, non-profits, and international organizations. …(more)