Gathering Statisticians and Data Users

05/09/2016 – 08/09/2016, Manchester, United Kingdom
​The Royal Statistical Society​ will host its 2016 Annual Conference in Manchester – the European City of Science 2016. Because of the range of topics presented and discussed and the breadth of the audience, this conference is the only one in the UK where all statisticians and users of data gather together. So it’s the best forum to share information, network and learn from one another…more

2016 Asian Evaluation Week

05/09/2016 – 08/09/2016, Xi’an, People’s Republic of China

The 2016 Asian Evaluation Week, co-sponsored by the People’s Republic of China, Ministry of Finance Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Institute, and the Asian Development Bank Independent Evaluation Department, is the first such event to be held in Asia, allowing the exchange and synthesis of ideas on the latest and practicable thinking on evaluation. Gathering around 25 countries from Asia and the Pacific; heads of evaluation units of multilateral development banks in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America; heads of evaluation units of UN agencies; and international evaluation experts, the inaugural 2016 AEW is aimed at enhancing evidence-based decision making to contribute to the development of the region…more

September-December, 2015

As we approach the new year, the data revolution remains a lively topic of conversation. The following list of summaries blogs and articles shows commentaries on how the data revolution has advanced. If we have missed something, please contact us.   29 December 2015 Morten Jerven authors “Evidence based policy or policy based evidence? Supply…

3rd Global Conference on Big Data for Official Statistics

30/08/2016 – 01/09/2016, Dublin, Ireland

In line with the priorities of work and with the urgent needs for support of SDG indicators, the third Global Conference on Big Data for Official Statistics — organized by Central Statistics Office Ireland and the UN Statistics Division — wants to take the next steps in the utilization of Big Data in the production of official statistics. The conference selected three major themes namely (1) Access to proprietary data and successful partnerships with data providers, (2) Capacity building strategies related to the use of Big Data in the statistical production process, and (3) using Big Data in the compilation of SDG indicators…more

Environmental Peacebuilding: A One-Week Intensive Executive Training Program

26/08/2016 – 30/08/2016, New York, USA Columbia University’s Environmental Peacebuilding one-week executive training program will prepare attendees to understand these rapidly changing connections between environment and security dynamics, and will equip attendees with tools for managing the risks. Topics covered will include: Data Collection and Visualization Tools for Environment, Conflict and Peacebuilding…more

Asia-Pacific Conference on Transforming Official Statistics

24/08/2016 – 28/08/2016, Bangkok, Thailand

Organized by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Secretariat, the Asia-Pacific Conference on Transforming Official Statistics for Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will aim to advance the work of the ESCAP Committee on Statistics to strengthen statistics capacity, as articulated in its 2020 goals. The Conference is expected to help us arrive at and draw a clear path that the Asia-Pacific regional work on statistics for SDGs should take, especially the work that will lead to strengthened statistical capacity in the region…more

22nd International Conference on Computational Statistics (COMPSTAT 2016)

23/08/2016 – 26/08/2016, Oviedo, Spain

Sponsored by the European Regional Section of the International Association for Statistical Computing (IASC) and co-organized by the University of Oviedo, Spain, the conference aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners to discuss recent developments in computational methods, methodology for data analysis and applications in statistics. All topics within the broad interface of Computing & Statistics will be considered for oral and poster presentation…more

Linking Data – Improving Lives

22/08/2016 – 26/08/2016, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom

‘Big Data’ and its potential to improve health and society is much discussed across the world. Linking disparate population-scaled datasets together is a key technique in the production of powerful new data resources that can illuminate, evaluate and steer policy and practice right across society. However, with this work comes the responsibility to build trustworthy and well-governed approaches that safeguard privacy at all times. Opportunities for new infrastructures and architectures present themselves, new analytical techniques are needed, and a cadre of people equipped with a new blend of skills is required. This unique conference, which is in collaboration with The Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research and Administrative Data Research Network, is designed to provide researchers, policy makers, practitioners, administrators, regulators, and data guardians opportunities to learn more about the cutting edge work that is underway across the world, together with a chance to showcase their own achievements, and listen to talks from international leaders in the field…more

East Africa Open Data Fest: Open Sustainable Development Data

17/08/2016 – 18/08/2016, Nairobi, Kenya

Hosted by Strathmore University, the Government of Kenya, the World Bank, Code for Africa, the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition Program, Digital Globe, IBM, Journalists, and Civil Society groups, the East Africa Open Data Fest will provide a platform for sharing the experiences on the adoption of Open Data and also create opportunities for investment and partnerships related to Open Data. The Africa Open Data Community is a convening space for tech industry, small businesses, journalists, civic tech, entrepreneurs, researchers, students, IT solution providers, banks, telcoms, insurance companies, NGO’s, donor organizations, and local and national governments to connect virtually and in person to share advances in open data, share lessons, and form new collaborations.  We seek a transparent, open dialogue and concrete action on common challenges and shared solutions for communities and partners across Africa…more

The 3rd International Statistical Conference 2016 (ISM-III)

09/08/2016 – 11/08/2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The International Statistical Conference has been organised since 2012, which was intended to build and encourage the cooperation amongst its members. This upcoming conference is hosted by Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya (UM) with the cooperation of the Malaysia Institute of Statistics (ISM). The theme of this conference is: Bringing Professionalism and Prestige in Statistics…more