International Conference on Applied Statistics 2016 (ICAS 2016)

13/07/2016 – 15/07/2016, Phuket, Thailand

Hosted by Thammasat University’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics Faculty of Sciences and Technology, the International Conference on Applied Statistics 2016 will be held at Phuket Graceland Resort & Spa, Phuket, Thailand, with the main theme: “Solving Real World Problems with Statistics.” Statistics is the art of gathering, organizing, analyzing, interpreting, and finding the truth from raw data. Statistical techniques are being used to solve problems across a wide range of areas from advanced scientific research to global business. This conference will explore the application of statistics in solving practical problems in the real world…more

What’s Next for Results Data?

13/07/2016, Washington, DC, USA

Over the past year, Development Gateway’s Results Data Initiative has sought to understand the collection and use of results (output and outcome) data at the local level, and to join up donor data at the macro level to better understand our collective impact. Hosted by Development Gateway, this half-day discussion aims to share lessons learned on results data, spur debate, leave with new thoughts on one overarching question: how can we ensure that investments in results indicators actually help people work more effectively?…more

High-Level Political Forum 2016

11/07/2016 – 20/07/2016, New York, USA

​The High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) is the central United Nations platform for the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015. HLPF 2016 will be the first HLPF after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The forum is expected to start effectively delivering on its mandates to provide political leadership, guidance and recommendations on the Agenda’s implementation and follow-up; keep track of progress; spur coherent policies informed by evidence, science and country experiences; as well as address new and emerging issues, and provide a platform for partnerships…more ​

27th African Union Summit

10/07/2016 – 18/07/2016, Kigali, Rwanda

Hosted by the African Union, the 27th African Union Summit is scheduled to take place in from the 10th to the 18th of July in 2016, in Kigali, Rwanda. The theme of this Summit is: “2016: African Year of Human Rights with particular focus on the Rights of Women”…more

Making Every Life Count: A Dialogue on Unpacking the Data Revolution at the Country Level

08/07/2016, New York, USA

Hosted by the United Nations Foundation, this half-day dialogue will focus on the challenges and opportunities related to data for the SDGs. We will launch the summary report of the Post-2015 Data Test, a research project undertaken to assess the availability and quality of data to measure progress against the Sustainable Development Goals in Bangladesh, Canada, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Turkey. The project was undertaken jointly by Southern Voice and the Norman Patterson School for International Affairs. The dialogue will use the project findings as a jumping off point for discussion around topics such as the political economy of the data revolution, and opportunities to invest in data. The event will bring leading think tank researchers from each of the case countries to share their findings and recommendations, and inform a discussion among UN mission, international organization, academic and civil society representatives in New York.

July-September, 2015

As the international community prepares for the UN General Assembly where the Sustainable Development Goals will be officially adopted, there have been several important efforts to build the momentum of the data revolution. We provide summaries of reports, blogs, and articles on the topic of the data revolution below. If we have missed something, please…

Regional Capacity-building Workshop on Sustainable Development Goals Modelling for the Least Developed Countries in Asia and the Pacific

30/06/2016, Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Hosted by the United Nations Econoic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the objectives of the workshop and related training programmes are to integrate the three dimensions of sustainable development and to identify the linkages and impacts of national policies and strategies through modelling frameworks. However, the availability and quality of statistics and data presents a great challenge for carrying out a meaningful modelling exercise that integrates different aspects of the Sustainable Development Goals. Given the ambitious scope of the Goals, data scarcity would significantly constrain countries’ ability to develop and maintain Sustainable Development Goals-based models…more

Delivering on the Promise: Driving collaboration for the SDGs

30/06/2016, Global

On 1 January 2016, the clock started ticking on the world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs represent a fundamental shift in approach, naming all societal sectors as key development actors, and requiring a hitherto unprecedented level of cooperation and collaboration among civil society, business, government, NGOs, foundations and others. The webinar, hosted by The Partnering Initiative and World Vision, in association with Together 2030 and Busines Fights Poverty, convenes a panel of four leaders in the field, with perspectives from the UN, business, and NGOs, to discuss the critical question: ‘How do we scale up collaboration for the SDGs?’…more