The UN took an important step towards setting goals on poverty eradication, reduction of greenhouse gases, and sustainable social and economic development as the zero draft of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was released this week. The draft precedes the first meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on SDGs, which is designed to create…Details
The World Health Assembly has approved a global monitoring framework on maternal, infant and young child nutrition. The WHO is tasked with developing indicators for the framework.
The most comprehensive effort to date to calculate the financial resources necessary to improve national statistics in developing countries in order to monitor SDGs was published today by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network working with Open Data Watch and a group of experts from academia, non-profits, and international organizations. …(more)
Today, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network working with Open Data Watch and a group of experts from academia, non-profits, and international organizations published a report titled Data for Development: A Needs Assessment for SDG Monitoring and Statistical Capacity Development. The report is the most comprehensive effort to date to calculate the financial resources necessary to…Details
“Our world is bursting with information, yet we have a lack of data where we need it most: in and about the poorest and most marginalized communities,” UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson told the 46th Session of the UN Statistical Commission. Calling data “the lifeblood of decision-making,” he warned that, in the Post-2015 Development Era,…Details
The preliminary draft of an estimate of resources needed for countries to monitor post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals has just been published for comment. Developed by a team of development data experts, from the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) with the participation of ODW, the draft costing is the result of five months of intense research and is…Details
The first draft report of the UN Secretary General’s Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution has just been issued. All comments are welcome! Comments must be received by Monday 27th Oct before 10am GMT+1. Read the draft report here or download the draft report in PDF format.
An Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution has been created by the UN Secretary-General to recommend what is needed to address data gaps and improve national statistical capacities for sustainable development. It will review opportunities due to technical innovations and many new public and private data providers that can strengthen traditional statistical systems and improve accountability…Details