We are pleased to invite you to four sessions that PARIS21 will convene together with partners at the Virtual 2020 UN World Data Forum. The online event will be held on 19-21 October and will bring together data and statistical experts and users from different professional backgrounds and corners of the world.

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Supporting better investments in development data - Mechanisms, actions and perspectives

21 October 2020, 16:00 – 17:15 (CET)

This session by the Bern Network will:

• Present the Clearing-house for Financing Development Data, a new global platform for smarter investments in data
• Give insights from NSOs and donors on their experiences, needs, challenges and recommendations for how to achieve more and better funding for development data
• Present the latest findings from PARIS21's forthcoming Partner Report on Support to Statistics (PRESS 2020)

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When the Rubber Hits the Road: How can national statistical offices lead the way in building trustworthy data ecosystems?

Pre-recorded session available on the platform from 18 October

This session, organised and moderated by PARIS21, will discuss the implications of a fragmented data and information landscape for national statistical offices and will unpack the issue from four sub-themes:

• Producing trusted smart statistics
• The changing role of statistical offices from producer to steward
• Revitalising communication with users
• Assessing the independence and integrity of statistics around the world


Where to start first? – Identifying the leverage points of effective capacity development

20 October 2020, 13:00 – 14:15 (CET)

This session, co-organised with the Millenium Challenge Corporation, aims at answering the question how dynamic capabilities for public data systems and effective long-term strategies for better data can be developed. Key outcomes include:

• Clarification on prioritisation strategies for statistical capacity development
• Recommendations on suitable partnerships across public and private sector entities
• Insights from selected partner countries showcasing their experience with implementing systemic capacity development to achieve grand policy outcomes


How strong are the foundations on which national statistical systems are built? The case to modernise statistical legislation

Pre-recorded session available on the platform from 12 October

This session, co-organised with the Inter-American Development Bank, will focus on the modernisation of statistical legislation in different regions of the world and the tools adopted by countries to reduce gaps in their legal frameworks. The objective of the session is to make visible these gaps, together with learning about best practices adopted by countries to reduce them.

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