Adaptation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Role of Development Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific

21/07/2016, New York, USA

5th Biennial High-Level Meeting of the Development Cooperation Forum Side Event: Adaptation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Role of Development Cooperation in Asia and the Pacific is organized by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS). Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of ESCAP will moderate the session. The panel will include finance ministers and senior Ministers from the Asia-Pacific region, an expert, and a private sector and a CSO representative…more

High Level Political Forum Side Event: Implementing the SDGs: Taking stock of the challenge and starting to measure progress

20/07/2016, New York, USA

In partnership with Bertelsmann Stiftung, Project Everyone and UN Academic Impact, the event will provide an opportunity for Ministers and country representatives to discuss their progress and challenges with SDG implementation. In addition, it will feature the launch of the SDSN’s and Bertlesman Stiftung’s new report – The SDG Index and Dashboard. The Index is a tool to support countries to take stock of their current standing on the SDGs and to encourage an evidence based national dialogue on implementation…more

How can we strengthen CRVS systems as a means to improving gender equality?

19/07/2016, New York, USA

Over the past few years, the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) agenda has gained much attention and momentum as witnessed by the establishment of various initiatives such as the Global Financing Facility and the Africa Programme on Accelerated Programme on CRVS (APAI-CRVS), greater investment by countries like Canada and Norway and apparent interest and linkages with the health sector. However, as discussed in a recent seminar held at the Center for Global Development, seeing the importance of CRVS systems through a gender lens has only started, and requires much improvement. In this context, PARIS21, alongside the Republic of the Philippines, Global Affairs Canada, UN Economic Commission for Africa and Data2X, are pleased to use the opportunity of the High-Level Political Forum to host an event to dig deeper into the challenges, opportunities and solutions to strengthening CRVS systems as a means to improving gender equality…more

New Tools to Harness the #DataRevolution for Sustainable Development

18/07/2016, New York, USA

The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data cordially invites you to join us at a high-level event co-hosted by several of its proud members, including the governments of Colombia, Philippines, Sierra Leone and United States of America.The event will feature a diverse set of high-level speakers representing international institutions, government, civil society and business. The Partnership will unveil a new Data4SDGs Toolbox and several of its members will announce ambitious new commitments to harness the data revolution for sustainable development…more

Measuring Peaceful, Just And Inclusive Societies: Launch Of The SDG16 Data Initiative

14/07/2016, New York, USA

Organized by SDG 16 Data Initiative: International IDEA, Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD), Namati, Open Society Foundations (OSF), Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Saferworld, Results for Development (R4D), Small Arms Survey (SAS), Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), Transparency, Accountability & Participation (TAP) Network, Transparency International, and World Justice Project (WJP), this side event at the UN’s High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development marks the launch of the SDG16 Data Initiative, a partnership for the compilation and publication of existing statistical indicators for measuring SDG16, supported by some of the world’s foremost experts, organizations and data providers on these issues. This launch event will present this new SDG16 platform, showcasing the best available data on all the SDG16 targets and prompting a new global dialogue on the collective challenges and opportunities for measuring progress towards SDG16 at all levels…more

International Conference on Applied Statistics 2016 (ICAS 2016)

13/07/2016 – 15/07/2016, Phuket, Thailand

Hosted by Thammasat University’s Department of Mathematics and Statistics Faculty of Sciences and Technology, the International Conference on Applied Statistics 2016 will be held at Phuket Graceland Resort & Spa, Phuket, Thailand, with the main theme: “Solving Real World Problems with Statistics.” Statistics is the art of gathering, organizing, analyzing, interpreting, and finding the truth from raw data. Statistical techniques are being used to solve problems across a wide range of areas from advanced scientific research to global business. This conference will explore the application of statistics in solving practical problems in the real world…more

What’s Next for Results Data?

13/07/2016, Washington, DC, USA

Over the past year, Development Gateway’s Results Data Initiative has sought to understand the collection and use of results (output and outcome) data at the local level, and to join up donor data at the macro level to better understand our collective impact. Hosted by Development Gateway, this half-day discussion aims to share lessons learned on results data, spur debate, leave with new thoughts on one overarching question: how can we ensure that investments in results indicators actually help people work more effectively?…more

27th African Union Summit

10/07/2016 – 18/07/2016, Kigali, Rwanda

Hosted by the African Union, the 27th African Union Summit is scheduled to take place in from the 10th to the 18th of July in 2016, in Kigali, Rwanda. The theme of this Summit is: “2016: African Year of Human Rights with particular focus on the Rights of Women”…more

Making Every Life Count: A Dialogue on Unpacking the Data Revolution at the Country Level

08/07/2016, New York, USA

Hosted by the United Nations Foundation, this half-day dialogue will focus on the challenges and opportunities related to data for the SDGs. We will launch the summary report of the Post-2015 Data Test, a research project undertaken to assess the availability and quality of data to measure progress against the Sustainable Development Goals in Bangladesh, Canada, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Turkey. The project was undertaken jointly by Southern Voice and the Norman Patterson School for International Affairs. The dialogue will use the project findings as a jumping off point for discussion around topics such as the political economy of the data revolution, and opportunities to invest in data. The event will bring leading think tank researchers from each of the case countries to share their findings and recommendations, and inform a discussion among UN mission, international organization, academic and civil society representatives in New York.