The OECD Development Co-operation Report 2017
Data for Development: Exploring Implications for Canada

Global Affairs Canada
The Rendez-vous Room
125 Sussex Drive
7th February 2018
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The 2017 volume of the Development Co-operation Report (DCR), the OECD's annual flagship report on development policy, focuses on Data for Development. The data revolution is transforming the ways in which our economies and societies function and evolve. Investing in more and better data can help boost inclusive growth, fight inequalities and combat climate change.

Despite the recognition of the linkages between data and development, investments in developing statistical capacity stood at only 0.30% of ODA in 2015. Canada’s direct commitments to statistical capacity have increased in recent years, but still represent less than 1% of Canada’s total ODA.

Bridging this gap between recognition and action requires political leadership, greater investment and collective action. This event will provide an opportunity to discuss the report’s findings, its linkages to our Feminist International Assistance Policy priorities and leaving no one behind.

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Read the blog "OECD’s Development Co-Operation Report highlights critical role of data to achieve development objectives" by Johannes Jütting, Manager, PARIS21 and Jean Lebel, President, Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC)