2016 Asian Evaluation Week

05/09/2016 – 08/09/2016, Xi’an, People’s Republic of China

The 2016 Asian Evaluation Week, co-sponsored by the People’s Republic of China, Ministry of Finance Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Institute, and the Asian Development Bank Independent Evaluation Department, is the first such event to be held in Asia, allowing the exchange and synthesis of ideas on the latest and practicable thinking on evaluation. Gathering around 25 countries from Asia and the Pacific; heads of evaluation units of multilateral development banks in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America; heads of evaluation units of UN agencies; and international evaluation experts, the inaugural 2016 AEW is aimed at enhancing evidence-based decision making to contribute to the development of the region…more

3rd Global Conference on Big Data for Official Statistics

30/08/2016 – 01/09/2016, Dublin, Ireland

In line with the priorities of work and with the urgent needs for support of SDG indicators, the third Global Conference on Big Data for Official Statistics — organized by Central Statistics Office Ireland and the UN Statistics Division — wants to take the next steps in the utilization of Big Data in the production of official statistics. The conference selected three major themes namely (1) Access to proprietary data and successful partnerships with data providers, (2) Capacity building strategies related to the use of Big Data in the statistical production process, and (3) using Big Data in the compilation of SDG indicators…more

Asia-Pacific Conference on Transforming Official Statistics

24/08/2016 – 28/08/2016, Bangkok, Thailand

Organized by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Secretariat, the Asia-Pacific Conference on Transforming Official Statistics for Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development will aim to advance the work of the ESCAP Committee on Statistics to strengthen statistics capacity, as articulated in its 2020 goals. The Conference is expected to help us arrive at and draw a clear path that the Asia-Pacific regional work on statistics for SDGs should take, especially the work that will lead to strengthened statistical capacity in the region…more

22nd International Conference on Computational Statistics (COMPSTAT 2016)

23/08/2016 – 26/08/2016, Oviedo, Spain

Sponsored by the European Regional Section of the International Association for Statistical Computing (IASC) and co-organized by the University of Oviedo, Spain, the conference aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners to discuss recent developments in computational methods, methodology for data analysis and applications in statistics. All topics within the broad interface of Computing & Statistics will be considered for oral and poster presentation…more

Linking Data – Improving Lives

22/08/2016 – 26/08/2016, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom

‘Big Data’ and its potential to improve health and society is much discussed across the world. Linking disparate population-scaled datasets together is a key technique in the production of powerful new data resources that can illuminate, evaluate and steer policy and practice right across society. However, with this work comes the responsibility to build trustworthy and well-governed approaches that safeguard privacy at all times. Opportunities for new infrastructures and architectures present themselves, new analytical techniques are needed, and a cadre of people equipped with a new blend of skills is required. This unique conference, which is in collaboration with The Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research and Administrative Data Research Network, is designed to provide researchers, policy makers, practitioners, administrators, regulators, and data guardians opportunities to learn more about the cutting edge work that is underway across the world, together with a chance to showcase their own achievements, and listen to talks from international leaders in the field…more

East Africa Open Data Fest: Open Sustainable Development Data

17/08/2016 – 18/08/2016, Nairobi, Kenya

Hosted by Strathmore University, the Government of Kenya, the World Bank, Code for Africa, the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition Program, Digital Globe, IBM, Journalists, and Civil Society groups, the East Africa Open Data Fest will provide a platform for sharing the experiences on the adoption of Open Data and also create opportunities for investment and partnerships related to Open Data. The Africa Open Data Community is a convening space for tech industry, small businesses, journalists, civic tech, entrepreneurs, researchers, students, IT solution providers, banks, telcoms, insurance companies, NGO’s, donor organizations, and local and national governments to connect virtually and in person to share advances in open data, share lessons, and form new collaborations.  We seek a transparent, open dialogue and concrete action on common challenges and shared solutions for communities and partners across Africa…more

The 3rd International Statistical Conference 2016 (ISM-III)

09/08/2016 – 11/08/2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The International Statistical Conference has been organised since 2012, which was intended to build and encourage the cooperation amongst its members. This upcoming conference is hosted by Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malaya (UM) with the cooperation of the Malaysia Institute of Statistics (ISM). The theme of this conference is: Bringing Professionalism and Prestige in Statistics…more

Data for Development: Powering Evidence-Based International Aid with Mobile Technology

03/08/2016, Washington, DC, USA

Join the Center for Data Innovation for a panel discussion on how policymakers and international development organizations can take advantage of new opportunities to collect and apply data to improve the effectiveness of international aid. The adage “You can’t manage what you can’t measure” is especially applicable to the international development community in which donor countries and their implementing partners seek maximum impact with limited resources. Historically government and nonprofits have lacked the necessary technological infrastructure to collect performance data, leaving policymakers at a disadvantage when it comes to program evaluation and management. This technological gap is narrowing…more

United Nations Regional Meeting on Disability Measurement and Statistics in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 2020 World Population and Housing Census Programme

26/07/2016 – 28/07/2016, Bangkok, Thailand

The United Nations Statistics Division, in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific, is organizing a Regional Meeting on Disability Measurement and Statistics in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 2020 World Population and Housing Census Programme. The objectives are to: (i) review and discuss national experiences in approaches taken to measure the population with disabilities during national censuses of the 2010 round; (ii) discuss strategies for compilation of data on disability for monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals particularly in the context of the regional Incheon Strategy, a framework regarding persons with disabilities in the Asia and Pacific region; and (iii) share national experiences among participating countries and foster intra-regional cooperation aimed at enhancing national capacity in disability measurement and improving the quality of data for monitoring of the SDGs…<a href="http://unstats.un.org/unsd/events/eventsdetail.cshtml?i=371"