For the Data Revolution to truly be revolutionary, national governments need to take the lead in providing data about their country. For most countries, it is much easier to find data about a country through the websites of international organizations rather than through national websites.
The updated Data in the Time of COVID-19 covers some grim milestones. Tracking online mentions and traffic for coronavirus data, Learning from Coronavirus Data Use and Demand looks at trends in how public conversation about COVID-19 is being driven by data. The weekly updates by ODW and Data2X spotlight the best gender-disaggregated data on the pandemic.
The 2018-2019 Open Data Inventory (ODIN) is now online with latest assessments of the coverage and openness of official data and statistics in 178 countries. The 2018-19 Annual Report summarizes results and is accompanied by a detailed Methodology Report, and an introductory video.
06/05/2017, Washington, D.C., USA
Hosted by the Center for Open Data Enterprise, the SDG Data Archive-a-thon is an opportunity for programmers, archivists, scientists and volunteers of all kinds to help preserve publicly accessible federal data resources in the public interest. The goal of this event is to archive the datasets used to report on the SDG indicators and to ensure they remain accessible to the public online…more
30/03/2016, Washington, DC, USA and Online
This half-day seminar, hosted by the World Bank, will bring together key actors from national statistical offices, private sector, international institutions, and academia to discuss how technological advancements and new data sources and methods can be used to improve price statistics…more
08/02/2016, London, United Kingdom (and Online)
The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is holding a public event on data to achieve an ambitious global agenda by 2030 and ensure that the vulnerable and marginalized are not left behind. #GlobalChallenges 2016 opens on day 39 of the first 1000 days by convening the Dutch Minister for Trade and …more
It is a serious problem for data users when critical official datasets cannot be accessed because an NSO website is offline. How do NSOs compare to businesses that work hard to ensure constant uptime for their websites and what lessons can be learned?
“The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see.” Data visualizations can help us discover innovative solutions, support new initiatives, and raise awareness of data gaps that impact women and girls around the world.
Accurate, timely data during the coronavirus pandemic guides decisions on limiting transmission and allocating resources. But what are the drawbacks, merits, accessibility, and biases of coronavirus datasets, models and testing? What do we know about uptake of coronavirus data? What can we learn from changing demand for data?
The effectiveness of websites or data portals maintained by National Statistical Offices depends whether data users are aware of their existence and contents, and whether they are monitored and managed to assure that users can readily find what they are seeking…