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Reflections from the 2021 UN World Data Forum: the evolving data ecosystem and the role of National Statistical Offices

2 December, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am

At the first UN World Data Forum in 2017, the Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data (CTGAP) was launched with the aim to provide a framework for discussion on, and planning and implementation of statistical capacity building necessary to achieve the scope and intent of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Activity around the third Forum held last month in Bern, Switzerland continues to show the diversity, dynamism, and dedication of this community to finding solutions through data and statistics to drive sustainable development. Some of this spirit was encapsulated in the Bern Data Compact launched at the Forum, together with the launch of the World Bank’s Global Data Facility and the Bern Network’s Clearinghouse for Financing Development Data.

In preparing for the fourth and fifth UN World Data Forums in Hangzhou, China in 2023 and Medellin, Colombia in 2024; the data community must take stock and reflect on the widening, increasing and evolving needs of both data users and producers. This webinar is part of a conversation that contributes to the review and revision of the Cape Town Global Action plan to meet the needs of the countries in key areas such as coordination, partnership, capacity development and modernization of skills and infrastructure.


2 December, 2021
9:00 am - 10:15 am




United Nations Statistics Division
World Bank Group
Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics
National Statistics Office of the Dominican Republic
Central Statistical Agency of Ethiopia