From New York to Maputo, PARIS21 is helping to engineer a data revolution and fulfilling the mandate from the 2013 Annual Meeting to raise awareness on statistical challenges linked to the Post-2015 Development Agenda. A series of events have provided a platform to build consensus around why we need this revolution and what it might entail. Some key messages are emerging, including:

  • A data revolution should be built upon past successes and address current weaknesses by bringing in all relevant actors and increasing co-ordination at the international level.
  • A new partnership should be the catalyst for the expansion of more relevant and more reliable data production, as the result of better co-ordination between national and international actors and strengthened national capacities.
  • Armed with more quality data, the ultimate goal of the data revolution will be to support decision makers, including politicians, business and citizens, to make informed decision for better lives.
27-SepNew York, USAEngineering a data revolutionPARIS21/Philippines side event at UNGA on the "why", "what" and "how" of the data revolution
15-OctMaputo, MozambiqueBetter dialogue on statistics for better development resultsPresentation at user-producer dialogue among SADC countries
25-OctParis, FranceWhat does the “data revolution” mean for Post-2015 and how can we help make it happen?Seminar at OECD with PARIS21, ODI, CEPEI, OECD STD and DAF to present various angles of the data revolution to DAC delegates and OECD secretariat staff
27-NovBrussels, BelgiumThe data revolution: building on previous successEuropean Development Days event on good practices for the data revolution

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