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…

April-June, 2017

The momentum of the data revolution moves into the second quarter of 2017 with no signs of slowing down. The data for development community has seen the publication of the first African Data Revolution Report, a High-Level Data for Africa Meeting in Kenya, and open data updates to NSDS guidelines. We provide summaries of reports,…

January-March, 2017

  The first quarter of 2017 has been marked by advancements for open data through the U.N. World Data Forum, the Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data, and the U.N. Statistical Commission. The year has also witnessed setbacks in the level of trust of official statistics.  As we move further into 2017, here is…