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.

Institutions, Decentralisation and Structural Transformation in Eastern Africa

08/02/2016 – 11/02/2016, Nairobi, Kenya ​This 20th Meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee Of Experts (ICE) will examine the role of institutions in promoting equitable growth in Eastern Africa. This will include a review of mechanisms that ensure the formulation of shared visions, enshrine good governance, strengthen public participation in decision-making and…more

February-April, 2015

The data revolution has picked up pace in February and March, driven by discussions about the post-2015 development agenda. Lists of post-2015 indictors were proposed and reports about funding the post-2015 goals were published, and many blogs and conferences focuses on moving the data revolution from theory to reality. We provide links to reports, articles, and blog posts…

Implementing the Data Revolution in Africa

20/01/2016 – 22/01/2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

​This expert group meeting will provide a forum for the review of a report on statistical activities. This meeting will provide a focused discussion on the African Data Consensus and the implementation roadmap and ensure the role of National Statistical Offices (NSOs) in implementing the data revolution in Africa…more

GIS to Design a Better Future

19/01/2016 – 21/01/2016, Phoenix, USA

Esri will host a conference in Phoenix for three days of learning, training, and engaging with Esri staff. The Esri Southwest User Conference is the best way to learn about how Esri is evolving GIS. Get first-hand experience with the ArcGIS platform and pick up new skills in the Hands-on Learning Lab. Plus, hear from local area leaders who are tackling the challenges of the Southwest with GIS and designing a better future…more

Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution

19/01/2016 – 23/01/2016, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

​Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution is now a global imperative. This theme drives the design of the sessions, task forces and private meetings at the Annual Meeting 2016. The World Economic Forum​ Annual Meeting provides an unparalleled platform for co-design, co-creation and collaboration for global leaders from across business, government, international organizations, academia and civil society to advance multiple agendas…more ​