Media Review

Interview avec Mamadou Camara, directeur général adjoint de l’institut national de la statistique de Guinée (Mentioned PARIS21)

« L’Institut National de la Statistique (INS) a été créé depuis 2010. C’est un Établissement Public à caractère Administratif (EPA). Placé sous la tutelle du Ministre du Plan et de la Coopération Internationale, il a pour mission de mettre en œuvre la politique du Gouvernement en matière de production et de diffusion de l’information statistique. »

Economic Recovery: Minister Harps On Accurate Statistics

« The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun last Monday said that accurate statistics was vital in the fight against corruption and achievement of the Federal Government’s economic recovery and growth plan. Adeosun, represented by the Director, Home Finance, Federal Ministry of Finance, made the observation in Abuja at the inauguration of Finance Sectoral Consultative Committee on Statistics. »

The Tide

Counting What Counts in Development

« When statisticians compare countries, they rely on commensurable data, like life expectancy and per capita income. But such metrics, while useful, do not tell the entire story of human development, which can be revealed only by understanding how quantitative progress affects the quality of people’s lives. »

Project Syndicate

Ministry moves to set up National Statistical Institute

« With efforts underway to establish the National Statistical Institute of T&T (NSITT) by 2019, staff of the Central Statistical Office (CSO) have been briefed about their role in ensuring it becomes a reality. »

Trinidad & Tobago Guardian Online

Viet Nam to complete statistical indicators set for sustainable development

« The General Statistics Office (GSO) is in the process of finalising a set of statistical indicators for Việt Nam’s sustainable development goals (SDGs) but the unfeasible indicators of the global monitoring framework are seen in the fields of natural resources and environment .»

Viet Nam News

Amid global crises, UNGA will show development community rising to the challenges

« President Donald Trump's twin appearances in New York this week — chairing a session on U.N. reform Monday and addressing the General Assembly Tuesday, plus whatever comments he might make on Twitter or to the press — could be the big story coming out of UNGA. But whatever he might say — and if history is a guide, there's every likelihood he'll be provocative and even divisive — I see a different narrative forming this week. »


GSMA Announces New Developments in Big Data for Social Good Initiative

« At the United Nations General Assembly Week, the GSMA today announced new developments in its Big Data for Social Good initiative, which was launched in February 2017 to leverage mobile operators’ big data capabilities in addressing epidemics and humanitarian crises. »

Business Wire India




Global Health Data Review Shows Unequal Progress Toward Reaching Health-Related SDGs

Kaiser Family Foundation

From Social Media:

Shaida Badiee‏ (@ShaidaBadiee): Lost opportunity: president of #unga 71 report on status of #SDG implementation with almost no mention of critical state & gaps in SDG data.

Peter van Sluijs‏ (@petervansluijs): Key question in #UNGA #Data4SDGs session: Do we improve the lives of actual people with #data and #innovation @clairemelamed @Data4SDGs

ARCHANA PATKAR (@patkararchana): Christine Lagarde shares 6 concrete steps by the IMF to progress gender equality including data gaps, Gender budgeting, participation #unga

EqualMeasures2030‏ (@Equal2030): We need data on women & girls. Without it, the world doesn't fund things" - @melindagates #unga #AmericanOpportunity

Data2X‏ (@Data2X): Not enough examples of data to policy impact link: @Data2X w @OpenDataWatch are issuing a call for stories. Stay tuned. #LNOBData #unga

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