Data are the information we use as the basis for reasoning, analysis, and debate. They are the factual currency for evidence-based policy making.
The Gender Data Impact Project is gathering stories about the lives of girls and women that demonstrate a strong link between data and outcome, about the pioneers who began the conversation on the importance of unbiased gender data and about the brave champions who continue the work today.
In an era of “fake news” and “alternative facts,” the UN World Data Forum 2018 takes on a topic of particular relevance: building trust in data and statistics throughout the data value chain.
22/01/2019 – 25/01/2019, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland
The Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum is the only yearly gathering that brings together leaders of global society. The heads and members of more than 100 governments, top executives of the 1,000 foremost global companies, leaders of international organizations and relevant non-governmental organizations, the most prominent cultural, societal and thought leaders, and the disruptive voices of the Forum’s Young Global Leaders, Global Shapers and Technology Pioneers come together at the beginning of each year to define priorities and shape global, industry and regional agendas. Participation is by invitation only and reserved for members of the Forum’s communities. (Learn More)
Open Data Watch (ODW) – Our Story in 2017 Having just crossed the threshold of a new year, we take a moment to reflect on the previous year. We have much success to build on, and face a world where open data is more needed than ever before.
It was an eventful year for open data and the data revolution for sustainable development. The last quarter of 2017 saw the publication of an OECD Development Co-operation Report dedicated to data, the sixth meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators, a evaluation of World Bank support for data and…
06/12/2018, Washington, DC, USA
To close the gap between the production of official statistics and their dissemination and use, development partners and funders need a better understanding of the barriers that national statistical offices (NSO) face. Two new reports offer a holistic view of what can be done.
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.
A new ODW project with AidData and PARIS21 seeks to collect information on the barriers faced by National Statistical Offices as they respond to increased demands to produce more and better statistics and increase the use and impact of those statistics.