The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development represents the most ambitious effort in history to bring people out of poverty and create a more sustainable world. There is no question that without meaningful data, we can’t plan or asses any progress in reaching the goals.
While more money isn’t the solution alone, it is also clear that decades of under-investment in statistical systems in low-income countries has seriously hindered their ability to produce reliable data.
A consensus is emerging that more and better development data is critical to the sustainable development goals, yet as PARIS21's recently launched PRESS2019 shows, current funding levels are only half of what they need to be to ensure that the SDGs leave no-one behind. What can we do to change this?
- Thomas Gass, Ambassador, Assistant Director General Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, SDC South Cooperation
- Ariunzaya Ayush, Chair of the National Statistics Office of Mongolia
- Emily Courey Pryor, Executive Director, Data2X
- Shaida Badiee, Managing Director, Open Data Watch
- Johannes Jütting, Executive Head, PARIS21