Open Data Watch is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded by three development data specialists. It monitors progress and provides information and assistance to guide implementation of open data systems. The Open Data Watch team has unparalleled experience in development data management and statistical capacity building in developing countries and is committed to making open data a reality in all countries and development agencies.

IDRC Panel: Who Counts, Who Matters

22/11/2018, Ottawa, Canada

For data to protect the rights of the most vulnerable and provide for their needs, it must count those who are often left behind. As part of its Solutions for Gender Equality speaker series, IDRC hosts a panel on how reliable, sex-disaggregated data can benefit women and girls by making policies and programs more relevant to them and how innovative approaches can address gender data gaps in developing countries to ensure that the data benefits those who are often invisible when data is generated, used, and interpreted.

Amy Heyman

Amy Heyman Programme Offier, FAO Strategic Programme on Sustainable Agriculture, (SP2); Rome, Italy Amy Heyman is an Economist/Statistician at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. She is currently part of a small team leading the strategic direction and oversight of the organization’s work on sustainable agriculture. Previously, she was team leader…

Jean-Marc Faurès

Jean-Marc Faurès Senior Officer, FAO Strategic Programme on Sustainable Agriculture (SP2), Rome, Italy Jean-Marc Faurès is a senior agronomist and water resources management specialist. He has more than 30 years of experience in dealing with issues related to agricultural development in Africa, the Near East and Asia, using pilot projects to inform national policies. Recent…

July-September, 2017

In addition to numerous data-specific events taking place at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum and the United Nations General Assembly, this quarter has seen the publication of several flagship reports such as “Counting on the world” by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network and “Harnessing the data revolution to achieve sustainable development: Enabling frogs to…