UN World Data Forum

22/10/2018 – 24/10/2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Following one of the main recommendations contained in the report entitled “A World That Counts” , presented in November 2014 by the United Nations Secretary-General’s Independent Expert and Advisory Group on Data Revolution for Sustainable Development, the Statistical Commission agreed that a United Nations World Data Forum on Sustainable Development Data (UN World Data Forum) would be the suitable platform for intensifying cooperation with various professional groups, such as information technology, geospatial information managers, data scientists, and users, as well as civil society stakeholders. The second UN World Data Forum is hosted by the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority, with support from the UN Statistics Divisionmore

Counting on Statistics

A result of a joint project between AidData and Open Data Watch, the Counting on Statistics report examines how official statistics are being used from the perspective of 400 national statistical office officials and 650 government ministry officials in 140 low- and middle-income countries.

July-September, 2018

The last three months brought with them the United Nations High-Level Political Forum in July and the International Open Data Conference in Buenos Aires in September. In addition to major conferences, the World Wide Web Foundation released the Open Data Barometer Leaders Edition, which looks specifically at 30 governments that have made concrete commitments to…

Measuring Data Use

The effectiveness of websites or data portals maintained by National Statistical Offices depends whether data users are aware of their existence and contents and, importantly, whether they are organized and monitored so that users can find the information they are seeking…