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With less than 6 months to go, what are the plans for Bloomberg's Data for Health?

“If there is a renewal, we think it will be an opportunity to deepen and broaden the country-level work we are doing and take it to the next level,” Setel said. This means making CRVS collection and analysis a core part of government capability.”



Progress defining the new learning indicators for SDG 4: The 5th meeting of the Global Alliance to Monitor Learning

“The UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) convened the fifth meeting of the Global Alliance to Monitor Learning (GAML) in Hamburg on October 17-18, 2018. Including representatives from more than 20 developing countries, this meeting saw a major shift in focus of GAML–from development and refinement of the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) indicators toward implementation.”



Big data sits at the table of sustainable development

“One day’s worth of global climate and meteorological data is equivalent to 300 kilometres of CDs stacked one on top of the other,” said United Arab Emirates head of artificial intelligence Omar Sultan Al Olama, who leads the first ministry of its kind in the world. “If we don’t put in place systems to process and analyse this data, we are missing an opportunity to advance global goals through technology.”


Landscape News

Ethiopia: Global Fund African Constituencies Meeting in Ethiopia Focuses On Absorptive Capacity

“Low absorption of funds within Global Fund grants has been a persistent and pervasive challenge in grant implementation, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, which receives about two third of Global Fund investment.”



New Small Island Developing States commit to tackle effects of climate change and obstacles to sustainable development

“They called for increased international support for the next five years of the SAMOA Pathway, especially with capacity-building, data collection and monitoring and review.”


Samoa News


First Report on SDG Achievement in Maghreb Countries

“While regional priorities are reasonably clearly defined, few strategic frameworks are currently available to steer action by Maghreb countries and there are no target figures at the Maghreb level either. And while the countries share the same strategic challenges, national policies are seldom designed with the objective of promoting cooperation between Maghreb countries”



Ebola situation reports: Democratic Republic of the Congo

“On 1 August 2018, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease in North Kivu Province. The Ministry of Health, WHO and partners are responding to this event, and working to establish the full extent of this outbreak.”



Improved Data Governance Leads to Better Economic Outcomes for Philippine Citizens

“Five years since the passing of the Philippine Statistical Act and the creation of the Philippine Statistics Authority, the country is benefiting from a high-level, well-resourced entity able to coordinate the production of statistics across government, encourage innovation, and ensure timeliness.”



Something fun

Video : Blockchain Expert Explains One Concept in 5 Levels of Difficulty

“Blockchain, the key technology behind Bitcoin, is a new network that helps decentralize trade, and allows for more peer-to-peer transactions. WIRED challenged political scientist and blockchain researcher Bettina Warburg to explain blockchain technology to 5 different people; a child, a teen, a college student, a grad student, and an expert.”




“Big Data LDN is a free to attend conference and exhibition where delegates discuss the big questions and share ideas with forward-thinking peers and leading members of the Data community. Hear from 130 expert speakers in 8 technical and business-led conference tracks, including real world use-cases and discuss your business requirements with 100 leading technology vendors and consultants.”


13-14 November London

7th Global Forum on Gender Statistics

“This event will bring together producers and users of gender statistics from national and international statistical offices, other government agencies, international organizations, academia, civil society and the donor community. The Forum will be an opportunity to discuss ways to improve data and evidence for gender policies, in the context of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.”


14-16 November



Women's Forum Global Meeting 2018: Bridging Humanity for Inclusive Progress

The 2018 Women’s Forum Global Meeting will gather global leaders from society and economy to bridge divides and move towards more inclusive progress for all of humanity. Inspired by women’s leadership, the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society will bring a distinctly female perspective to defining strategies to create the conditions for action.”


14-16 November 2018



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