Today, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network working with Open Data Watch and a group of experts from academia, non-profits, and international organizations published a report titled Data for Development: A Needs Assessment for SDG Monitoring and Statistical Capacity Development. The report is the most comprehensive effort to date to calculate the financial resources necessary to…Details
“Our world is bursting with information, yet we have a lack of data where we need it most: in and about the poorest and most marginalized communities,” UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson told the 46th Session of the UN Statistical Commission. Calling data “the lifeblood of decision-making,” he warned that, in the Post-2015 Development Era,…Details
The preliminary draft of an estimate of resources needed for countries to monitor post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals has just been published for comment. Developed by a team of development data experts, from the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) with the participation of ODW, the draft costing is the result of five months of intense research and is…Details
The first draft report of the UN Secretary General’s Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution has just been issued. All comments are welcome! Comments must be received by Monday 27th Oct before 10am GMT+1. Read the draft report here or download the draft report in PDF format.
An Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution has been created by the UN Secretary-General to recommend what is needed to address data gaps and improve national statistical capacities for sustainable development. It will review opportunities due to technical innovations and many new public and private data providers that can strengthen traditional statistical systems and improve accountability…Details
More than 60 thought-leaders from the data for development community met in Washington DC to discuss how to implement the recommendations of the UN Secretary-General’s Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution. Conclusions focused on creative solutions at the national level. The event was also an occasion to celebrate PARIS21’s 15th anniversary.
We can only make women’s lives better if data are available to monitor their status. But, as highlighted in a report “Mapping Gender Data Gaps,” data are often incomplete and a concerted global effort is needed to improve the scope and quality of gender statistics. A roundtable hosted by Data2X (a collaboration of the UN Foundation, the…Details