5th IMF Statistical Forum

16/11/2017 – 17/11/2017, Washington, DC, USA

Hosted by the International Monetary Fund, the Forum is a platform for policymakers, academics, researchers, and compilers of economic and financial data to come together to discuss cutting-edge issues in macroeconomic and financial statistics and to build support for statistical improvements. The theme of this year’s Statistical Forum is “Measuring the Digital Economy.” Digitalization has transformed the way we work, consume, and engage with one another. Against a backdrop of slow growth of GDP and productivity, concerns that existing macroeconomic statistics may not fully capture the gains from digital and digitally-enabled products and activities have become a topic of much discussion and debate. The Forum will include empirical or conceptual papers that foster progress on understanding the implications of digitalization for macroeconomic and financial statistics and developing strategies to fill the measurement gaps…more


Sixth meeting of the IAEG-SDGs

11/11/2017 – 14/11/2017, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain

Hosted by The Bahrain Center for Strategic, International and Energy Studies (DERASAT),the sixth meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) will follow the same format as previous IAEG-SDG meetings, with a Members meeting taking place during the first two days and a Plenary Session taking place during the second two days. During the plenary session, all countries, international and regional agencies and entities, and other stakeholders are invited to attend…more


2nd Asia Finance Forum: FinTech and Sustainable Development

8/11/2017 – 10/11/2017, Manila, Philippines

The conference, in collaboration between Asian Development Bank (ADB) and ADB Institute, aims to discuss the growing importance of digital finance and its cross-cutting impacts on sustainable development goals including poverty reduction, inclusive economic growth, inequality mitigation, as well as having an impact on addressing thematic issues such as hunger, health, education, gender, energy, infrastructure, and climate change…more


The Seminar on the UN Methodological Guidelines on the Production of Statistics on Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective (EDGE meeting)

01/11/2017 – 02/11/2017, Rome, Italy

Hosted by the UN Statistics Division, the seminar will present the UN Methodological Guidelines on the Production of Statistics on Asset Ownership from a Gender Perspective, developed under the Evidence and Data for Gender Equality (EDGE) project. The guidelines provide national statistical agencies and policy makers with guidance on collecting, processing, analysing and disseminating individual-level household survey data on asset ownership. Lessons learned from the EDGE pilot countries which tested the methodology will also be shared. The meeting will also cover the methodology proposed to measure and monitor SDG indicator 5.a.1 (5.a.1 (a) Proportion of total agricultural population with ownership or secure rights over agricultural land, by sex; and (b) share of women among owners or rights-bearers of agricultural land, by type of tenure), in line with the EDGE methods…more


South and South-West Asia Forum on Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

01/11/2017 – 2/11/2017, Kathmandu, Nepal

Hosted by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, the South and South-West Asia Forum on Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals provides a unique opportunity to share perspectives on “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies,” the theme of the next session of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in 2018 and the fifth session of the Asia-Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development (APFSD) also in 2018…more


Cross Regional Forum: Financing Mechanisms

30/10/2017 – 31/10/2017, Paris, France

Organized by PARIS21, the cross-regional forum “Funding Statistical Development: Good Practices and Opportunities with the 2030 Agenda” will be held on 30-31 October, with the objective of presenting good practices on the financing of statistics from all regions, discussing the replicability/scalability of these good practices, providing recommendations to implement them, and informing PARIS21 tools and guidelines related to statistical funding (ADAPT, NSDS Guidelines, PRESS, CRESS, advocacy tools, etc.)…more


11th Meeting of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics (11th IAEG-GS)

30/10/2017, Rome, Italy

Hosted by UN Statistics Division, the meeting will bring together national and international experts to review and discuss issues related to the development of gender statistics. In particular, the meeting will: (a) review methodological developments in key areas of gender concerns in the SDG framework; (b) review the work of the IAEG-GS Advisory Group on Gender Indicators and the alignment of the Minimum Set of Gender Indicators with the Global SDG indicator framework; (c) provide an update on the work undertaken in the field of gender statistics by the IAEG-GS Members; (d) review capacity building efforts in gender statistics; and (e) discuss the preparation of the 7th Global Forum on Gender Statistics, hosted by Japan in November 2018…more


Final Workshop on Environment Statistics for the East African Community Region

23/10/2017 – 27/10/2017, Arusha, Tanzania

Organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), the Workshop will focus on discussing the progress in the implementation of the FDES 2013, finalizing a regional environment statistics compendium and finalizing a list of regional indicators based on EAC policies which will help countries prioritize their work to improve regional integration. The countries will present the results made in environment statistics during the project. They will also share their experiences by presenting the main challenges they faced and how they overcame them. Other topics related to environment statistics will be presented, such as climate change statistics…more


GEO Week 2017

23/10/2017 – 27/10/2017, Washington, DC, USA

The Group on Earth Observations (GEO) community will come together at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center for GEO Week 2017, consisting GEO-XIV Plenary, side events and exhibition, will highlight and promote the role, applications and opportunities to use Earth observations (EO) in delivering ‘Insight for a changing world’…more


ASA Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference

19/10/2017 – 21/10/2017, La Jolla, United States

The American Statistical Association’s Women in Statistics and Data Science will gather professionals and students from academia, industry, and the government working in statistics and data science. Find unique opportunities to grow your influence, your community, and your knowledge. Whether you are pursuing your education, are early in your career, or are a more experienced professional, WSDS 2017 is the place to present your life’s work or share your perspective on the role of women in today’s statistics and data science fields…more