Media Review:

Editorial: Statistics training centre will impact national devt

“The National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) will soon complete a state-of-the-art statistics training centre which will help practicing statisticians to upgrade their capacity in data collection, analysis and management.”

The New Times

Supporting data for development: applications open for a new innovation fund

“The fund will invest up to $2.5 million in Collaborative Data Innovations for Sustainable Development - ideas to improve the production, management and use of data in poor countries. This year the fund’s thematic areas are “Leave No One Behind” and the environment. ”

World Bank

The Tech Revolution That’s Changing How We Measure Poverty

“Countries, often in partnership with the World Bank Group and other agencies, measure poverty and wellbeing using household surveys that help give policymakers a sense of who the poor are, where they live, and what is holding back their progress. Once a paper-and-pencil exercise, technology is beginning to revolutionize the field of household data collection, and the World Bank is tapping into this potential to produce more and better poverty data.”

World Bank

Call for Proposals: Private Sector Engagement Strategy

“The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data is seeking a consultant/consulting firm with considerable experience and knowledge of the data for development space and the private sector to help develop a private sector engagement strategy for the Global Partnership.”

Global Partnership

Africa urged to highlight its open data impact stories

Ghana News agency

How GPSDD is catering key data challenges for SDGs, explains Aditya Agrawal

“In an exclusive interview with Geospatial World, Aditya Agarwal, Director, Data Ecosystem Development of Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data explains how the organization is catering key data challenges for SDGs. Aditya also talks about goal area of GPSDD and the role of the company in UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.”

GPSDD

Organisations With Outdated, Inflexible IT Infrastructure Risk Being Left Behind In The Big Data Revolution

“According to a report by IDC, the increase in data generated by connected devices, sensors and other technologies will see worldwide revenues generated by Big Data and analytics increase from $130 billion in 2016 to over $203 billion by 2020. However, organisations risk losing the chance to profit from this windfall if they do not arm themselves with the IT infrastructure necessary to adapt to the Big Data revolution.”

Business Coumputing World

Why Canada Needs Country-Specific Indicators For The SDGs

“Imagine a policy agenda in Canada that truly left no one behind. What kind of social programs would be in place? What would the distribution of wealth look like? Which programs and services would be made obsolete?”

Huffington Post

SDG Report 2017 Provides Overview of Efforts to Achieve SDGs

“Titled ‘The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2017,’ the report follows the UN Secretary-General’s report titled, ‘Progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals’ (E/2017/6). Both reports are based on the global indicator framework developed by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) and agreed by the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in July.”

IISD

Q&A: Jane Edge on data and global strategies for disability-inclusive development

“In her five years with CBM Australia, Chief Executive Officer Jane Edge has consistently heard the call for improved disaggregated data on people with a disability. After attending the recent Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, held in New York in June, Edge believes talk is finally turning to action.”

Devex

What works? A new way to bring more evidence to development

“Since 2013, teams of researchers have set out to answer this single question across multiple countries: How does providing information to voters affect political behavior and preferences? From India to Mexico to Uganda, the answer remained the same: It doesn’t. The combined data revealed no significant results from information provided in the weeks leading up to an election.”

Devex

 

Report:

Geospatial information for sustainable development

UN Economic and Social Council

 

Events:

UNLEASH Sustainable Development Goals Innovation Lab

13– 21 Aug, Copenhagen

Royal Statistical Society 2017 Annual Conference

04– 07 Sept, Glasgow

Maintaining the momentum for the SDGs: how can we transform societies for good?

19 Sept, New York

                                  

From Social Media:

Data is one of the most powerful tools to #endpoverty. Technology helps us collect data better and faster. https://t.co/JsVKkroROF pic.twitter.com/XkY9CZcLA1

— Jim Yong Kim (@JimYongKim) July 29, 2017

7 - @PSG_English is the team against which @neymarjr has scored the most in Champions League (7 goals in 6 games). Revolution. pic.twitter.com/4y5iNW7eDL

— OptaJean (@OptaJean) August 2, 2017

Measuring #SDGs progress will require innovative approaches to collecting & integrating data. This is why #GGIM7 matters! #GlobalGoals pic.twitter.com/smJt0rrB0h

— UN DESA (@UNDESA) August 1, 2017

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