Implementing the Data Revolution in Africa

20/01/2016 – 22/01/2016, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

​This expert group meeting will provide a forum for the review of a report on statistical activities. This meeting will provide a focused discussion on the African Data Consensus and the implementation roadmap and ensure the role of National Statistical Offices (NSOs) in implementing the data revolution in Africa…more


GIS to Design a Better Future

19/01/2016 – 21/01/2016, Phoenix, USA

Esri will host a conference in Phoenix for three days of learning, training, and engaging with Esri staff. The Esri Southwest User Conference is the best way to learn about how Esri is evolving GIS. Get first-hand experience with the ArcGIS platform and pick up new skills in the Hands-on Learning Lab. Plus, hear from local area leaders who are tackling the challenges of the Southwest with GIS and designing a better future…more


Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution

19/01/2016 – 23/01/2016, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

​Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution is now a global imperative. This theme drives the design of the sessions, task forces and private meetings at the Annual Meeting 2016. The World Economic Forum​ Annual Meeting provides an unparalleled platform for co-design, co-creation and collaboration for global leaders from across business, government, international organizations, academia and civil society to advance multiple agendas…more ​


International Development: Ideas and Experience

15/01/2016, Bangkok, Thailand

​The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will host an Executive Secretary’s Seminar Series by Dr. David Malone on “International Development: Ideas and Experience”. Dr. David Malone will draw on the book International Development: Ideas, Practice and Prospects (2014)​, which he helped edit. He will discuss international efforts to promote development, which, starting in the early 1950s, were shaped largely by the ideas of the Scottish enlightenment. He will highlight that these ideas have been tested in newly decolonized and other developing countries, and found to be largely irrelevant to their local contexts. Building on this historical context, he will show that our wider thinking on development remains challenging, even today…more

Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Post-2015 Monitoring

14/01/2016 – 15/01/2016, New York, USA

​The United Nations Statistics Division​ is conducting the third meeting of the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for post-2015 monitoring (HLG for post-2015 monitoring), to be held at the United Nations-New York, 14-15 January 2016. The main objectives of the meeting are to: review the mandate and working mechanisms of the group; discuss strategic aspects of the implementation of a global Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Indicator framework, and discuss next steps in the HLG programme of work for 2016, including the organization of the World Forum on Sustainable Development Data …more


Accounting for the Informal Sector in SDG Statistics

11/01/2016 – 14/01/2016, Addis Adaba, Ethiopia

​As part of the African Project on ​the implementation of the 2008 System of National Accounts, the Expert Group Meeting on Statistics for SDGs: Accounting for Informal Sector in National Accounts will be organized by the African Centre for Statistics of ECA from 11 to 14 January 2016 in Addis Ababa. The purpose of the meeting is to (i) present the draft of the guidebook; (ii) share and exchange experiences and best practices of methodologies and procedures for collecting and compiling informal sector data; and (iii) share and exchange experiences and best practices on how to integrate the informal sector into national accounts. The meeting is expected to broaden delegates’ knowledge and help countries to improve the measurement of informal sector. Furthermore, the first draft of the Operational Guidebook on Accounting for Informal Sector in National Accounts will be reviewed and discussed with feedback on the follow-up revision and improvement…more


The Era of Big and Small Data

20/12/2015 – 24/12/2015, Pune, Maharashtra, India

​The 2015 International Indian Statistical Association Conference​ will bring together statisticians worldwide from academia, industry, government, and research institutes to explore the latest developments and challenges in the era of big and small data. Recent advancements in the fields of Statistics, Biostatistics, and Probability will also be discussed…more


Challenges and Opportunities of Big Data

17/12/2015 – 19/12/2015, Singapore, Singapore

​The Asian Regional Section​ of the IASC organizes this main conference every two years. Attendees exchange and learn about the latest information in Statistical Computing with applications. The conference topic for 2015 is Statistical Computing: Challenges and Opportunities in Big Data Era…more


Private-Public Partnerships: A New Data Source

17/12/2015 – 18/12/2015, Paris, France

​The OECD​ and PARIS21​ are hosting a workshop on Access to New Data Sources for statistics: Busines Models for Private-Public Partnerships. This wor​kshop w​ill bring together stakeholders from the commercial, non-commercial and public sectors and will start by reviewing opportunities, challenges and lessons learnt in using new data sources (telecom data, social media, sensors, credit card records, etc.) to enrich official statistics. The workshop will examine the specific aspects of access to such data…more​


Open Nepal Week Introduces Open Government Partnership

16/12/2015 – 17/12/2015, Thapathali, Nepal

​​​​​This yea​r Open Nepal Week brings together members of Nepal’s open development community to begin a discourse around the agenda of Open Government. The event will introduce, for the first time to civil society in Nepal, a globally recognized key engine for achieving effective and sustainable development – the Open Government Partnership (OGP). The event will also discuss the role of open government in successfully achieving the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), showcase the efforts of organizations working to promote transparency of Nepal Earthquake relief funds, and share findings of the research studies dealing with post-disaster response.​..more​