Media Review

Building a Culture of Education Data Use in the Pacific

« Successful delivery of capacity building and support to education systems, particularly in the Pacific, requires addressing both technical solutions and political challenges. »

SPC

My time's up, says Lehohla

« Statistics South Africa head Pali Lehohla is stepping down and will leave the organisation at the end of October. »

Business Live

National Consultation on Data Generation for Gender Indicators of Sustainable Development Goals

“Progress in India For SDG5, the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) has been identified as the nodal ministry. Various other ministries, such as Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD, Department of Land Resources), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoUD), Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (MHUPA), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJE), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), among others have also been identified as playing important roles in achieving gender-related Targets.”

Newkerala

Open data in developing economies: translating learning into practice

« In Brazil, parents, teachers and school officials can freely access useful data on schools’ educational spending, enrollment test scores, and amenities like innovative classroom technologies. The information available through QEdu provides the type of information that can help school personnel implement more evidence-based reforms, and help parents better understand the system educating their children. »

IADB

6 things government officials taught me about using data to combat corruption

« I spent two days last week interviewing officials from across the Mexican government to understand how they are producing and sharing datasets that can be used to combat corruption. »

Medium

Big Geospatial Data helps modernize the Statistical Field

« Geospatial tools and information are going mainstream, as is evident following the recent opening of a new data science campus at the Office for National Statistics headquarters. Niall Conway explains how the fields of Statistics, Big Data and Geospatial are beginning to converge in order to deliver better insights to government. »

Gis Professional

Open Earth Observation Data has a proven economic value!

« The potential of Open Data is immense and it has been generating a lot of excitement around the world. Governments globally are publishing and making more and more of their datasets ‘open’ to the public to bring accountability, empower the citizens, propel innovations, establish new industry segments, and create a sound social impact. »

Geospatial World

Having that awkward conversation: Using mobile research to get more honest answers from people

« I bought myself a fitness band recently and I’ve found it quite useful in encouraging me to get off the couch. But, if I’m completely honest, I know I overstate how useful it actually is. »

i2i facility

Deadline for Proposals on Innovative Data Project Approaches, HLPF Event Address Data for SDGs

 

SDGs IISD

SDGs should be translated into local languages – UN

“United Nations (UN) resident coordinator in Malawi in Malawi Mia Seppo has asked Malawi government to translate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into local languages.”

Malawi 24

Africa’s Homegrown Data Revolution

« Mobile phone technology prompted an evolutionary leap in Africa’s development, skipping over landline technology, to connect people faster and cheaper than anyone imagined. »

LinkedIn

 

Visualisation

Women's educational attainment vs. fertility

 

Our world in data

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Event:

Closing the Gender Data Gap in Girls’ Education

13/09, New York

International Conference on Sustainable Development

18–20/09, New York

 

From Social Media:

 

"All I do is win win win no matter what. Got data on my mind I ain't giving up. Evertime we publish everybody hands go up & they stay there" pic.twitter.com/J4t3vtOg9y

— Dr Yemi Kale (@sgyemikale) August 20, 2017

#GGWCup NYC Sept 19th 5-8pm. Last chance to register teams! Celeb refs, music, food, great soccer and #SDGs action. https://t.co/4Ko56cPV8Y pic.twitter.com/eCB7CFQVku

— GGWCUP (@ggwcup) August 23, 2017

Did you know? Only about 1 in 100 people are fully aware of #SDGs. Read more at https://t.co/dIbtZmJX3e! #OECDDevCom #EngageEveryone pic.twitter.com/ejeDaHyDKa

— OECD Development Ctr (@OECD_Centre) August 22, 2017

National governments need to employ refined techniques for data collection & analysis in line with the #NewUrbanAgenda and #SDGs #DubaiAward pic.twitter.com/AJ6g0xgwjI

— UN-Habitat (@UNHABITAT) August 23, 2017

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