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.

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 ​

International Development: Ideas and Experience

15/01/2016, Bangkok, Thailand

​The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will host an Executive Secretary’s Seminar Series by Dr. David Malone on “International Development: Ideas and Experience”. Dr. David Malone will draw on the book International Development: Ideas, Practice and Prospects (2014)​, which he helped edit. He will discuss international efforts to promote development, which, starting in the early 1950s, were shaped largely by the ideas of the Scottish enlightenment. He will highlight that these ideas have been tested in newly decolonized and other developing countries, and found to be largely irrelevant to their local contexts. Building on this historical context, he will show that our wider thinking on development remains challenging, even today…more

Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Post-2015 Monitoring

14/01/2016 – 15/01/2016, New York, USA

​The United Nations Statistics Division​ is conducting the third meeting of the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for post-2015 monitoring (HLG for post-2015 monitoring), to be held at the United Nations-New York, 14-15 January 2016. The main objectives of the meeting are to: review the mandate and working mechanisms of the group; discuss strategic aspects of the implementation of a global Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Indicator framework, and discuss next steps in the HLG programme of work for 2016, including the organization of the World Forum on Sustainable Development Data …more

Accounting for the Informal Sector in SDG Statistics

11/01/2016 – 14/01/2016, Addis Adaba, Ethiopia

​As part of the African Project on ​the implementation of the 2008 System of National Accounts, the Expert Group Meeting on Statistics for SDGs: Accounting for Informal Sector in National Accounts will be organized by the African Centre for Statistics of ECA from 11 to 14 January 2016 in Addis Ababa. The purpose of the meeting is to (i) present the draft of the guidebook; (ii) share and exchange experiences and best practices of methodologies and procedures for collecting and compiling informal sector data; and (iii) share and exchange experiences and best practices on how to integrate the informal sector into national accounts. The meeting is expected to broaden delegates’ knowledge and help countries to improve the measurement of informal sector. Furthermore, the first draft of the Operational Guidebook on Accounting for Informal Sector in National Accounts will be reviewed and discussed with feedback on the follow-up revision and improvement…more

The Era of Big and Small Data

20/12/2015 – 24/12/2015, Pune, Maharashtra, India

​The 2015 International Indian Statistical Association Conference​ will bring together statisticians worldwide from academia, industry, government, and research institutes to explore the latest developments and challenges in the era of big and small data. Recent advancements in the fields of Statistics, Biostatistics, and Probability will also be discussed…more