The International Open Data Conference brings together the global open data community to collaborate on the future of open data. This brochure describes the opportunities for interoperable and open data solutions for the SDGs.
For the International Open Data Conference (IODC) in Buenos Aires, where the focus is on a key action item of the Cape Town Global Action Plan and a related report to the UN Statistical Commission — Open Data — the ODW team arrives with three main goals.
09/07/2019 – 18/07/2019
Convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, the High-level Political Forum is the central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2019, the theme will be “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality”. A set of six goals will be reviewed in depth. The HLPF will also carry out regular voluntary reviews of the 2030 Agenda. These include developed and developing countries as well as relevant UN entities and other stakeholders. In 2019, 51 countries (10 for the second time) have volunteered to present their national voluntary reviews to the HLPF. (Learn More)
A new collaborative research study to be presented to the October 2018 World Data Forum in Dubai finds potential ways to innovate and modernize national statistical systems to catalyze the use and impact of official statistics for sustainable development.
18/08/2019 – 23/08/2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This global gathering of statistical practitioners, professionals and experts from industries, academia and official authorities provides an opportunity to exchange knowledge and establish networks for future engagements and collaborations. It his hosted by the International Statistical Institute (ISI) and the Department of Statistics Malaysia. Through presentation and discussion of around 1,500 papers, this event will serve as a platform for knowledge sharing, understanding of statistical development and direction, and learning application of statistical science in researches and decision makings. (Learn More)
In step with countries announcing commitment to improve the openness of official statistics, the ODIN team has redoubled efforts to assist with identifying available datasets and to strengthen mutual understanding of the practical challenges and benefits of the assessment methodology and the resulting scores.
Although the research phase of the 2018/2019 assessments for the Open Data Inventory (ODIN) is already underway, countries still have time to make changes to improve their ODIN scores, as recently exemplified by the country engagement process in Oman.
The second quarter of 2018 saw the start of a new round of ODIN assessments, a range of new projects focusing on better understanding data use, and a handful of initiatives promoting more and financing for better…
The funding environment for meeting the data demands of the SDGs has changed and there is now a better understanding of a couple of options for updating previous cost estimates in order to know the real funding gap for effective SDG monitoring.
Can the establishment of a global fund for development data overcome the challenges of current funding instruments to better finance needed data?