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Data-Driven Gender Equality

« When the UN General Assembly gathers for its annual meeting this week, sustainable development will be high on the agenda. But of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals up for review, progress on one goal in particular – gender equality for women and girls – will be key to building a world where everyone can thrive. »

Project Syndicate


Global Goals

6 Reasons Why Data Governance Is the First Step To Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

« Data governance is probably the least visible factor of effective data- driven approaches to programming, however, it is the most impactful such that when done and if done right, the returns of having a robust Data Governance strategy are immeasurable. »


Bill Gates says progress on the SDGs is possible but not inevitable

« Leadership will determine how much progress the world makes on poverty and disease, which are the clearest examples of solvable human misery, philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates write in a report released Wednesday. »


Bill and Melinda Gates: We’re on a course to miss 2030 development goals for health and poverty

« Even under optimistic scenarios, incidences of poverty, maternal mortality, child mortality, child underdevelopment, HIV infection, and tuberculosis will exceed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) targets in 2030, according to a report released today (Sept. 13) by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. »


Data critical in country’s growth


The Trump administration isn’t ready for the 2020 Census

« The census, one of the most important activities our government undertakes, is under threat by uncertain funding and a leadership vacuum at a crucial moment. As former directors of the U.S. Census Bureau, serving in both Republican and Democratic administrations, we urge President Trump to act swiftly and the Senate to cooperate in naming a new director as the 2020 Census nears. »

The Washington Post

Report Explores Role of Big Data in SDG Implementation

« The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Project on Prosperity and Development and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Research Institute have launched a report titled, ‘Harnessing the Data Revolution to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals: Enabling Frogs to Leap,’ which defines the data revolution and identifies challenges and opportunities that it presents for implementing the SDGs. »


Accurate statistics vital to development planning – Sultan Nazrin

« The socio-economic achievements of a country can be evaluated and monitored through statistics which can also be a reference to guide government formulate development plans, says the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah. »

The Sun Daily

Ambode seeks statistical systems for inclusive development

« Lagos State Governor Akinwumi Ambode yesterday canvassed statistical systems for data collection revolution and inclusive development in the state and across the nation. »

The Nation

Can data drive better health outcomes in Tanzania?

« When Bill Gates joined Instagram last month, his first photo showed him sitting down between girls and boys in white school uniforms with bowls of rice and beans.

“I just had a great lunch with some amazing kids at Kicheba Primary School in Muheza [Tanzania] and met Upendo Mwingira, a remarkable physician who has dedicated her career to fighting neglected tropical diseases,” he wrote in the caption. “I always love seeing how much progress the country has made to improve health and provide opportunity.” »


Improving data on ageing to leave no one behind

« At the end of August, I participated in a meeting in Winchester, UK, with colleagues from national statistical offices, UN agencies, NGOs and academia, to discuss the need for better disaggregation by age and ageing-related statistics. The UK’s Office of National Statistics hosted the technical group to lay the groundwork for the creation of the Titchfield City Group on Ageing and Age-disaggregated Data, which will provide expert recommendations to the UN Statistical Commission. Other city groups have significantly improved the collection of data, such as the Washington Group’s work on disability statistics. »

Development Initiatives

For planning, inclusive development, Economist says to FG ‘develop data revolution policy’

« A Luxembourg-based economist Mr Michel Mouyelo-Katoula has advised the Federal Government to develop data revolution policy and strategy to handle big volume of statistics for planning and inclusive development. »

Vanguard Media



The good, the bad and the difficult part of open data

« Through a partnership between the Open Data Charter, Transparencia Mexicana, the National Digital Strategy Office of the Mexican government and my organisation — Cívica Digital; we held a series of sessions on 14th and 15th August with government officials to evaluate 30 datasets from the Anticorruption Open-Up Guide. »



Measuring progress and projecting attainment on the basis of past trends of the health-related SDGs in 188 countries: an analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016

The Lancet


Financing the UN Development System

Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation

Harnessing the Data Revolution to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals


Something fun

Who’s at the popular table? Our analysis found which open data the public likes

Sunlight Foundation

Data visualization

Measuring America: How the U.S. Census Bureau Measures Poverty

US Census Bureau

From Social Media

Gates Foundation (@gatesfoundation): To see the progress we want by 2030, we're tracking 18 goals that are fundamental to people’s health and well-being.

AidEx‏ (@AidEx2017): Data must be part of any humanitarian aid and development organisation's means of implementation #AidExNairobi

Erik Solheim‏ (@ErikSolheim): Congratulations #Paris2024! Promises to be the greenest, most sustainable Olympics yet!

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