Webinar 1 | Capacity development in data and statistics: a waste of money?
16 November 2018; 3:00 - 4:00 pm CET

Capacity development has become a buzzword in the development sector. Yet, after more than a decade of efforts, capacity development shows mixed results; both in general terms and in development terms, in particular for data and statistics. 

Has capacity development shown any sign of success up until now? Should we simply de-prioritize capacity development efforts? Or is there positive momentum, with emerging approaches that could yield better results? What can we learn from capacity development so far, and what new practices can we envision for the future?

Featured speakers include:

  • Johannes Jütting, Manager, PARIS21
  • Shaida Badiee, Managing Director, Open Data Watch
  • Barbara Baredes, Policy Analyst, PARIS21
  • Lisa Denney, Research Associate, Overseas Development Institute

This webinar is part of the Beyond the Numbers: Harnessing Data for the SDGs’ webinar series. The series of five webinars, organised in collaboration with Cepei and Open Data Watch, will allow development, data and policy experts as well as practitioners to share and discuss the latest advancements in the field of development data.

For more information: http://www.paris21.org/webinar-series-beyond-numbers-harnessing-data-sdgs/webinar1-capacity-development