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April 2019

Data for Sustainable Development: Building a New Data Ecosystem through Partnerships

30 April, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
Bogotá Chamber of Commerce, Salitre Branch Avenida El Dorado
Bogotá, 68D-35 Colombia

This event organized by SDSN TReNDS, Cepei, Bogotá Chamber of Commerce, will discuss the importance of data for the SDGs, how it can help us achieve our goals, and the necessity to close information gaps through new data partnerships.

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May 2019

50th Session of UN Statistical Commission

3 May, 2019
UN Headquarters New York City, United States

The UN Statistical Commission is holding its 50th session from 5-8 March 2019 at the UN Headquarters in New York City. The UNSC brings together Chief Statisticians from UN Member States, and is the highest decision making body for international statistical activities. The Commission consists of 24 member countries of the UN elected by the Economic and Social Council on the basis of an equitable geographical distribution.

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The SDG Gender Index-a new tool to monitor progress towards gender equality

20 May, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Plan International, 1255 23rd Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20037 United States

Alison Holder, Director of EM2030, will provide a background to the design of the SDG Gender Index, give an overview of the issues that are covered by the Index, and give a preview of some of the key trends and global findings ahead of the report's release. The EM2030 SDG Gender Index is the most comprehensive tool available to explore the state of gender equality across 129 countries (covering 95% of the world’s girls and women), 14 of the 17…

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The SDG Gender Index-a new tool to monitor progress towards gender equality

20 May, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Plan International USA, 1255 23rd Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20037

Please join us for a sneak peek at the new Equal Measures 2030 SDG Gender Index ahead of its official launch at the Women Deliver conference. The EM2030 SDG Gender Index is the most comprehensive tool available to explore the state of gender equality across 129 countries (covering 95% of the world’s girls and women), 14 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and 51 indicators aligned to SDG targets. Alison Holder, Director of EM2030, will provide background to the…

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World Bank’s Let’s Talk Data: Can Data Transparency Lead to Political Instability?

28 May, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
World Bank, 1818 H Street Northwest Room MC13-121
Washington, DC 20433 United States

Advocates for economic development often call for greater transparency. But what does transparency really mean? What are its consequences? Join us for a discussion on how transparency in the form of disseminating economic data can lead to impacts on major political phenomena such as mass protest, the survival of dictatorships, democratic stability, and economic performance. The authors of a new book titled “Information, Democracy, and Autocracy: Economic Transparency and Political (In)Stability” will share with us how increasing economic data transparency…

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June 2019

Women Deliver 2019 Conference

3 June, 2019 - 6 June, 2019
Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Pl Vancouver
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3 Canada

Women Deliver is the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women. More than 6,000 world leaders, influencers, advocates, academics, activists, and journalists will flock to Vancouver from around the world with the drive to accelerate progress for girls and women everywhere. The theme will focus on power and how it can drive - or hinder - progress and change.

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From Cradle to Grave: How Civil Registration and Gender Data Impact the Rights of Women and Girls

4 June, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am
Fairmont Waterfront, 900 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 3L5 Canada

Hosted by the Centre of Excellence for CRVS Systems at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Data2X, and Open Data Watch, this Women Deliver side event will bring together gender equality, gender data, and CRVS experts for a thought-provoking conversation about why efforts to achieve gender equality and women's and girls' rights must include CRVS systems.

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Delivering Data Where it Counts: Considerations for Subnational Development

5 June, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
OpenGov Hub, 1110 Vermont Ave NW #500
Washington, DC 20005 United States

The 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call on us to “leave no one behind”. To achieve this goal and support countries' own development priorities, governments and development practitioners must be equipped with the right data, tools, and skills to make evidence-based decisions. Increasingly, these decisions and responsibilities are being devolved to subnational governments. So what investments do we need to make to turn “data-driven decision-making” from a goal to a (local) reality? This event is being organized by Development Gateway…

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July 2019

Navigating the Politics of Open Data

15 July, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
UN Women, 220 East 42nd Street
New York, 10017 United States

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is driving an increased focus on measurement. This includes work to strengthen data collection and develop approaches that offer new insights. Disaggregated data is vital to understanding how progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is translating into improved lives. However, the insights made possible by disaggregated data and new measurement approaches can also create uncertainties for stakeholders. Managing uncertainties and sensitivities, including privacy, can support more quality data being made publicly available and…

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The Role of Governments in Building Modern Data Ecosystems for Sustainable Development

15 July, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, 320 E 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017 United States

Since the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, member states have been actively engaged in trying to strengthen monitoring and information systems to track progress for people, planet, and prosperity. A particular opportunity has emerged, in the form of the rising tide of new data sources. But this surge of data has at times proved difficult to wrangle and has surfaced concerns old and new–from data protection, to the quality of official statistical systems, to financing. So…

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