The UN’s Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data (CTGAP) calls for urgent action on a global pact to modernize and strengthen national statistical systems in lower-income countries where, despite being under-resourced and under-staffed, they face increasing demands from data users and increasing needs to measure SDGs.
Why do investments in data remain low, despite the often cited need for high-quality data to guide policies and promote evidence-based decision making for sustainable development?
ODIN helps identify critical gaps, promote open data policies, improve data access, and encourage dialogue between National Statisttical Offices and data users.
The Open Data Inventory (ODIN) measures the coverage and openness of official statistics published on national statistical offices’ websites.
To better understand the barriers to use of data produced by national statistical offices, AidData and Open Data Watch have launched a short survey of officials in NSOs and select line ministries in 140 low- and middle-income countries…
02/04/19 Boulogne-Billancourt, France
PARIS21 is hosting a conference on the emergence of big data and disruptive technologies that are fundamentally transforming our societies and impacting our everyday lives. There are an increasing number of voices raising concerns about the long-term effects of data-centric societies on economic opportunity, gender equality, privacy and security that risk deepening the divide between those who benefit from new opportunities and those who are left behind. This conference will focus on the opportunities and challenges of digitalization, disruptive technologies and data for societies and individuals, and explore how they can be used for better policy design. (Learn More)
01/04/2019- 05/04/2019, New York City, US
This event focuses on a review and appraisal of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development and its contribution to the follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. General debate will also address actions for the further implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development at the global, regional and national levels. (Learn More)