February 2019

In February, the first ever Data Day gathered experts and innovators to discuss data-driven development, technology, and innovation. Earlier in the month, Open Data Watch and the Centre of Excellence at IDRC released the first of three briefs on CRVS and Gender…

January 2019

The new year kicked off with meetings such as the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland and a roundtable on financing for data in Bern shortly thereafter. Outside the conference room, Open Data Watch, Cepei and PARIS21 launched the third webinar of the ‘Beyond the Numbers: Harnessing Data for the SDGs’ webinar series…

December 2018

Looking back at the year, 2018 was packed with international conferences such as the United Nations World Data Forum and the International open Data Conference as well as and report launches like OECD’s Development Co-operation Report and the Africa Data Revolution Report. The case was no different for the last month of the year…

November 2018

November kicked off with the 8th meeting of the IAEG-SDGs in Stockholm, Sweden where a review of the classification of the SDG indicators and a discussion on progress for data disaggregation took place. This event was followed by the 7th Global Forum on Gender Statistics in Tokyo, Japan which further promoted the demand for better…

October 2018

October was another exciting month with the World Data Forum in Dubai. The event brought hundreds of development data experts together and resulted in the Dubai Declaration, which calls for a boost in financing for data and statistics. ODW also launched a new report, alongside AidData and PARIS21, and our new website. If there is…

July-September, 2018

The last three months brought with them the United Nations High-Level Political Forum in July and the International Open Data Conference in Buenos Aires in September. In addition to major conferences, the World Wide Web Foundation released the Open Data Barometer Leaders Edition, which looks specifically at 30 governments that have made concrete commitments to…

October-December, 2017

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…

July-September, 2017

In addition to numerous data-specific events taking place at the United Nations High-Level Political Forum and the United Nations General Assembly, this quarter has seen the publication of several flagship reports such as “Counting on the world” by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network and “Harnessing the data revolution to achieve sustainable development: Enabling frogs to…