Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators Tackles Monitoring Framework

The fourth meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) opens 15 November in Geneva. All countries, international and regional agencies and entities, and other stakeholders are invited to join Members during the last two days of the four-day meeting. The IAEG-SDGs was established by the UN Statistical Commission at its 46th…

Three Takeaways from IODC

Several sessions were convened at the 2016 International Open Data Conference (IODC), from Oct. 3-5 in Madrid, connecting the open data community and national statistical offices (NSOs) with the aim of fostering and strengthening linkages between them.

July-September, 2016

Since July open data professionals have been busy preparing for the UN General Assembly and the International Open Data Conference. In the last three months, there have been noteworthy developments, such as data workshops in East Africa, the release of new national strategies for the development of statistics, and two reports on financing the data…

4th International Open Data Conference in Madrid Highlights “Global Goals, Local Impact”

The 4th International Open Data Conference (IODC16) in Madrid, Spain on October 6-7 brings together private, governmental, academic, independent, multilateral agency, media and other representatives involved in open data initiatives to strengthen information sharing and working links. The conference focuses on three main objectives:  to highlight the most innovative and practical Open Data solutions, to identify and explore both…

State of Development Data Funding Report Released

A product of the Resource Mobilization and Alignment Working Group of the Global Partnership, the State of Development Data Funding report estimates the statistical financing needs to measure and track the SDGs and finds that financing needs for statistics are far greater than currently mobilized funding. According to the SDDF report, the total estimated annual…