Open Data Watch is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization that works at the intersection of open data and official statistics. It monitors the accessibility and comprehensiveness of official data in over 180 countries and provides practical information and assistance in implementing open data policies and systems. The Open Data Watch team has unparalleled experience in development data and is committed to making open data a global reality in support of Sustainable Development Goals.

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