G20: Data Gaps Initiative (DGI) Meeting

29/01/2018 – 30/01/2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Group of Twenty (G20) is a leading forum of the world’s major economies that seeks to develop global policies to address today’s most pressing challenges. The G20 is made up of 19 countries and the European Union. Collectively, G20 members represent all inhabited continents, 85 percent of global economic output, two-thirds of the world’s population, and 75 percent of international trade. As part of the 2018 G20 Buenos Aires summit, the Data Gaps Initiative (DGI) meeting is held for two days…more

Open Data Watch (ODW) – Our Story in 2016

2016 was an exciting year at ODW. The Open Data Inventory (ODIN) was launched. Research expanded on the quality and openness of country strategies for statistics. New or deeper partnerships were forged with countries, agencies, and many other groups. As ODW takes stock of and celebrates 2016, we look ahead with great optimism to what can be accomplished to support SDGs through the power of open data.

National Platforms for SDG Reporting

22/01/2018–24/01/2018, New York, USA

Hosted by the UN Statistics Division, the objective of this meeting is to review best practices and to discuss and showcase possible solutions and to identify ways forward for their implementation. In addition, the meeting will produce recommendations and guidelines for basic requisites of national data platforms suitable to SDG follow-up and reporting.The event will bring together representatives from national statistical offices, international and regional organizations with programs or initiatives that support data platforms in countries, as well as donors and other providers of data platform solutions. Representatives of statistical offices will be both from countries where solutions are already implemented and can be shared with others, and from countries where no SDG data reporting platform has been established yet. A total of 40-60 participants are expected, including SDG focal points and data managers…more

Conference on National Reporting Platforms

22/01/2018 – 24/01/2018, New York, USA

Organized by the United Nations Statistics Division, this conference will bring together representatives from national statistical offices, international and regional organizations with programmes or initiatives that support data platforms in countries, as well as donors and other providers of data platform solutions. Representatives of statistical offices will be both from countries where solutions are already implemented and can be shared with others, and from countries where no SDG data reporting platform has been established yet.

UN World Data Forum Gathers Governmental and Non-governmental Data Experts to Discuss Joint Work for SDG Agenda

The United Nations World Data Forum (15-18 January in Cape Town, South Africa) brings together for the first time data producers, analysts and users from private, public, civil society and academic communities around the world.  The Forum discussions focus on practical ways for data experts from official statistics, information systems, international agencies, civil society, the open…

International Forum on Migration Statistics 2018

15/01/2018 – 16/01/2018, Paris, France

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, International Organization for Migration, and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (represented by UNSD and UNPD) propose to co-organize a regular International Forum on Migration Statistics. The first Forum will be hosted at OECD’s conference centre in Paris. The location of the Forum will rotate between the three co-organizing agencies. The Forum will also involve partner organizations that will contribute to relevant sessions…more

Open Data Inventory 2016

The 2016 Open Data Inventory (ODIN) provides a comprehensive review of the coverage and openness of official statistics in 173 countries around the world, including most OECD countries. It features a methodology updated to reflect the latest international open data standards.