PARIS21 Annual Meetings 2018

04/04/2018 – 05/04/2018, Bern, Switzerland

The PARIS21 Annual Meetings will take place from 4-5 April 2018. On 4 April, an all-day conference will take place, with the theme of “Truth in Numbers: The role of data in a world of fact, fiction and everything in between.” The PARIS21 board meeting is held the following day…more

Workshop: Web API, Open Data and Interoperability (4th APAN meeting)

28/03/2018, Singapore

Hosted by GODAN, the objective of this workshop is to access to field and farm data becomes always more important for agricultural research. Collaboration between equipment producers, research and farmers is necessary. The session should assess the state of the art at this time and formulate requests for actions to improve data interoperability through common standards and agreements…more

Fifth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development: Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies

28/03/2018 – 30/03/2018, Bangkok, Thailand

Organized by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, the Fifth Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development will engage member States, United Nations bodies, other international organizations, major groups and other stakeholders in highlighting regional and subregional perspectives on the theme of the high-level political forum in 2018, “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies”…more

Asia-Pacific Civil Society Forum on Sustainable Development 2018

25/03/2018 – 27/03/2018, Bangkok, Thailand

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is convening the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD). The Asia-Pacific Civil Society Forum on Sustainable Development 2018 will be a forum for civil society organizations to work together and consolidate their positions and recommendations for a regional sustainable development agenda. Asia-Pacific CSOs from different sectors and countries will explore common ground and actions, develop common messages and coordinate strategies for more effective participation in the national, regional and global intergovernmental processes on sustainable development…more

Data for Development Festival

21/03/2018 – 23/03/2018, Bristol, United Kingdom

The Data for Development festival is the inaugural in-person gathering of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data. It is an exciting chance to exchange ideas with partners from around the world, generate new collaborations, and explore the impact of emerging technology on people’s lives. This event provides an opportunity to participate in numerous thematic events, network with the global data community, meet representatives of the Global Partnership’s new Board of Directors and Technical Advisory Group, and shape the partnership’s future…more

International Women’s Day

08/03/2018, Global

International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on 8 March, is dedicated to reflecting on the achievements of ordinary women who have made an extraordinary impact in their countries and communities, and to celebrate the contributions of women all around the world…more

CRVS Innovations Conference

27/02/2018 – 28/02/2018, Ottawa, Canada

The International Conference on Innovations in Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) systems is the fruit of a collaboration between the Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The aim  of this conference is to convene leading stakeholders from around the world to collectively identify and debate how best to harness the power of CRVS systems to meet global commitments to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. The main objectives of this conference are to: (1) Generate ‘current state’ knowledge about CRVS by exploring the current status and use of innovation in CRVS in developed and developing economies, providing a platform to experts for presenting their innovative and constructive ideas at international level; (2) Prioritize ‘future state’ research and innovation needs for development into a Global 3-5 year work plan including necessary partnerships and capacity building approaches…more

Global Data Set on Education Quality

22/02/2018, Washington, DC, USA

Organized by the Education Division of the Inter-American Development Bank, this brown bag lunch presentation discusses the Global Data Set on Education Quality. The database includes 163 countries and regions over the period 1965–2015. The globally comparable achievement outcomes were constructed by linking standardized, psychometrically-robust international and regional achievement tests. Learning outcomes in developing countries are often clustered at the bottom of the global scale.  Although variation in performance is high in developing countries, the top performers still often perform worse than the bottom performers in developed countries.  Gender gaps are relatively small.  The distributions reveal meaningfully different trends than mean scores, with less than 50 percent of students reaching the global minimum threshold of proficiency in developing countries relative to 86 percent in developed countries. The paper also finds a positive and significant association between educational achievement and economic growth…more

Toward data-driven education systems: What information do education leaders want and need?

21/02/2018, Washington, DC, USA

Center for Universal Education at Brookings and AidData will co-host a presentation and panel discussion on their forthcoming report Toward data-driven education systems: How leaders use information to measure results and manage change. The event will share findings from two unique global surveys that assess the use of data and evidence by education leaders in developing countries. Among those surveyed were senior and mid-level government officials, in-country staff of development partners, and domestic civil society leaders. Panelists include Shaida Badiee, managing director of Open Data Watch…more