Media Review

The promise and problems of including ‘big data’ in official government statistics

“Debates about how democratic governments should count the people they serve are ongoing in Australia, the US and in India. The use of digital technologies for state measurement seems likely to intensify these debates as significant questions emerge around the practice.”


The conversation

UN forum to bring ‘big space data’ benefits to disaster response in Africa

“Synergies between such big data and space-based information, such as satellite imagery, can have profound benefits for both disaster risk reduction and sustainable development, according to the Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER), a specialized programme of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA). “


UN News

A lasting commitment to development

We have worked closely with the Central Statistics Organization to assess Myanmar’s data readiness for the SDGs and helped produce the first SDG Baseline Indicator Report.”



Gender data: Gaps are just the start of the conversation

“In some countries, national statistics are over a decade old, during which time populations and circumstances change dramatically. And when there is data, it is not always disaggregated to identify groups that need to be better targeted.”



Can data save the world?: Experts discuss how statistics can help to solve some of our biggest challenges

“It would be foolish to ignore the important conversations they are having about the power of data to help solve some of the world’s biggest challenges, from poverty to global warming.
For instance, data from satellite imagery and radars can tell us about glaciers melting, deforestation and the state of algae in our oceans.”



Introducing the World Bank's 2018 Health Equity and Financial Protection Indicators database

“The World Bank's 2018 Health Equity and Financial Protection Indicators (HEFPI) database is a new global resource for tracking progress on both fronts. It is, in effect, the fourth in the series of such databases. “


The Lancet

Barriers to secondary school completion for Afro-Peruvian girls

“When it comes to education, recent data show that Afro-Peruvians may be an even more vulnerable minority in the country than previously realized.”




REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on a framework for the free flow of non-personal data in the European Union


“Data value chains are built on different data activities: data creation and collection; data aggregation and organisation; data processing; data analysis, marketing and distribution; use and re-use of data. The effective and efficient functioning of data processing is a fundamental building block in any data value chain.”




Data protection World Forum

“Delivering the sessions and panel discussions over the two-days will be those who are leading the new era of data protection and privacy. The Keynote Conference sponsored by OneTrust will play host to the world's foremost data protection and privacy experts as they deliver in-depth, interactive and engaging presentations.”


20-21 November London

Future Data –Leveraging Data for Value

“The two-day program will feature speakers both from legacy businesses discussing how data is delivering new insights and transforming their business, as well as the new innovators whose success is driven by the value in and their ability to leverage data.”


20-21 November Sydney

2018 Green Growth and Sustainable Development (GGSD) Forum

“The conference will address the political economy of green and low-carbon policy reforms, identify their distributional impacts, and explore inclusive solutions for households, workers, sectors and regions that may otherwise be hit hard by the transition to help them contribute to a greener future.”


27-29 November Paris

OECD headquarters

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