Counting on the World to Act

Counting on the World to Act, published by SDSN TReNDS, is an exceptional data report covering some specific areas of data governance that have been missing from the conversation so far, including discussion of amended laws, new data officers, the digital ecosystem, and the case for investment.

Conferences and Meetings

⯇ Resource Guide Conferences and Meetings The annual meetings of the UN’s highest decision making body on statistical activities the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) often feature discussions on open data standards and activities. The 47th meeting of the UNSC featured an Open Data Friday Seminar on how NSOs can benefit from open data. Discussions…

Networking

⯇ Resource Guide Networking Open Data for Development has developed a network of regional open data hubs to support open data efforts and share best practices within regions. Countries can adopt the Open Data Charter as a way to embed the culture and practice of openness in governments in ways that are resilient to political…

Toolboxes

⯇ Resource Guide Toolboxes National Strategy for the Development of Statistics (NSDS) can help countries prioritize developments and create a strategy for developing statistical capacity across the entire national statistical system. These strategies provide a five to ten-year vision for developing the national statistical system and can provide a foundation for open data efforts. Guidance…

Standards and Guides

⯇ Resource Guide Standards and Guides The Open Data Inventory (ODIN) by Open Data Watch operationalizes the openness definition and is an assessment that measures the coverage and openness of official statistics. Countries can use the tool to place benchmarks on the progress of their open data initiatives. ODIN is designed to measure the openness…