In the last five years, many national governments have announced open data initiatives, and states and cities have joined in. Releasing data openly should make governments more credible.
Last year’s report by the High Level Panel on Post-2015 Development Goals — A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development — got the attention of statisticians, politicians, development agencies, and civil society organizations …
Solid, practical, technical assistance must always leverage the energy and diversity of many partners. Many governmental and international agencies, civil society organizations, academic institutions, private foundations, and professional societies are already deeply committed to improving the quality and accessibility of development data.
12/12/2016 – 13/12/2016, Bangkok, Thailand
Organized by UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, the twelfth session of the Governing Council for the Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific will be held at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand from 12-13 December 2016…more
12/12/2016, New York, USA
UN Global Pulse and The Rockefeller Foundation will host a half-day event marking the launch of the ‘Integrating Big Data into the Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Programmes’ Report. The Report outlines the opportunities around using data analytics for development monitoring and evaluation and proposes an approach to incorporating new sources of data, methods and technologies into current M&E practices. The event will kick off with a summary presentation on the findings of the Report, and invite participation from the audience to share current approaches used in their organizations for integrating big data into the M&E of development programmes. The event will also provide an avenue for participants to engage in discussions regarding relevant prototypes and projects and how they can best be scaled up through knowledge-sharing and collaboration…more
07/12/2016 – 09/12/2016, Paris, France
As co-chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), France will host its fourth OGP Global Summit 2016 in Paris from December 7 to December 9. Topics, such as transparency and anti-corruption, climate action and sustainable development, digital commons and civic tech, access to information, open parliament, open government at the subnational level, francophonie, implementation of open government…: more than 300 panels, workshops, pitches, will drive the announcement of new commitments, the launch of collective actions and international collaborations, the exchange of digital resources and best practices and the presentation of concrete open government cases with a positive transformative impact on citizens’ lives…more
Development of a set of core indicators for monitoring implementation of Sustainable Development Goals and the SAMOA Pathway in Caribbean Small Island Developing States
06/12/2016 – 09/12/2016, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
This meeting is jointly organized by the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Unit of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean, and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat. Countries in the subregion are set to meet to identify a set of core indicators, from among the global indicators for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),which the Caribbean would regard as essential to produce…more
06/12/2016 – 05/12/2016, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Hosted by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, The International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) 2016 conference aims to provide a platform for knowledge sharing among the statistical community to boost key official statistics, to develop capacity building, to discuss the official statistics challenges and to raise statistics awareness in the United Arab Emirates and the region. The expected participants of the IAOS 2016 conference will include representatives from various entities like national statistical offices, the United Nations, governmental institutions, universities and educational institutions, research institutions, local and international media and every individual who has an interest in the statistical work…more
Official statistics provide an indispensable element in the information system of a democratic society, serving the Government, the economy and the public with data about the economic, demographic, social and environmental situation.
1/12/2016 – 2/12/2016, London, United Kingdom
Big data and data science are topics of the moment. This conference, hosted by Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, will showcase work by young and established researchers advancing the state-of-the-art on a rigorous mathematical basis. Alongside new methodology there will be application strands led by industry to showcase the power of mathematical approaches in practical applications. Each session will feature an invited talk by an expert speaker who will review an advanced area of current research…more