The Asia-Pacific Civil Society Forum on Sustainable Development 2016

31/03/2016 – 02/04/2016, Bangkok, Thailand

The Asia-Pacific Civil Society Forum on Sustainable Development 2016 will be convened by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in collaboration with Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) as a preparatory event for the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD). This event will take place in Bangkok Thailand and bring civil society organizations from different sectors and countries together to explore common ground and actions and develop common messages for the APFSD, as well as coordinate strategies for more meaningful participation in the regional intergovernmental processes for sustainable development…more

OECD Global Forum on Development 2016

31/03/2016, Paris, France

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will convene the 2016 edition of its Global Forum on Development, From Commitment to Actual Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Policies, data and financing, on 31 March 2016 in Paris. The Forum will specifically discuss how national policies and strategies can be optimised. It will also look at approaches aiming to scale up rural initiatives and leverage the data revolution to track progress toward achieving the SDGs and maximising resources through innovative partnerships…more

Putting Data to Work for Sustainable Development: New Methods to Understand Use

31/03/2016, Washington, DC, USA

At this AidData and Development Gateway event, we will explore some of the new and innovative approaches being leveraged to understand and cultivate in-country demand for data and evidence to support sustainable development. This panel discussion will be followed by breakout group sessions where attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback on: (1) AidData’s forthcoming data and evidence survey of more than 40,000 development policymakers and practitioners in 126 low- and middle-income countries and (2) Development Gateway’s Results Data Initiative…more