World Statistics Day 2015

World Statistics Day 2015

Why World Statistics Day is something worth celebrating (The Guardian)

17 Statistics for World Statistics Day (and Why We Need to Invest in Them) (World Bank)

World Statistics Day: a reading list (OUPBlog)

Data for Sustainable Development – A Statement for World Statistics Day (RSS)

Journée portes ouvertes sur la statistique mardi à l'ONS (ONS Algérie)

The President says accurate official statistics is an essential source of information for the process of development. (Sri Lanka)

The Source of Statistics: New Frontiers in Survey Methodology (The National Science Foundation, USA)

World Statistics Day: Simplified census findings to be unveiled (Qatar)

CARICOM urges member states to invest in data collection (stabroeknews.com)

Des chiffres et des données pour mieux décider (Paperjam)

De meilleures données pour une meilleure vie (libe.ma)

Numbers Take a Star Turn on World Statistics Day (NY Times)

On World Statistics Day, UN flags importance of reliable data to achieve new development agenda (UN)

SDGs, Data Revolution, Post 2015 and more…

Why the World Bank is changing the definition of the word "poor" (VOX)

5 tools to help businesses tackle the SDGs (Devex)

Big data and RTI's partnership with IBM (Devex)

Data in the AIDS response

The Data Revolution Has a Software Problem (medium.com)

Nobel Prizes, Poverty Numbers, and Tales of Mythical Creatures (CGD)

Nobel laureate Angus Deaton: Open, uncensored data needed to support democracy (thehindu.com)

In Tanzania, you can now get your birth certificate by mobile phone (qz.com)

Poverty goals? No, it’s extreme wealth we should be targeting (The Guardian)

The big cost of using big data in elections (washingtonpost)

Two Views on the Data Revolution (World Bank)

World Bank’s New End-Poverty Tool: Surveys in Poorest Countries (World Bank)

FINANCING THE SDGS (Aid Data, DataViz)

Thinking about public Big Data (statschat.org.nz)

Report

Asking What the People Want: Using Mobile Phone Surveys to Identify Citizen Priorities - Working Paper 418 (CGD)

What Is Wrong with Data on Women and Girls? (DataX2)

Something Fun

Arsene Wenger's choice of statistics highlights Arsenal's consistency but masks their European flaws (standard.co.uk)

On Social Media

· Shaida Badiee (@ShaidaBadiee), Director @opendatawatch :” Recognizing great colleagues on the world statistics day on Oct 20th @neilfantom @tkb @JessicaEspey @clairemelamed @David_McNair @Jo_Jutting

· Mike K Smith (@MikeKSmith), Statistician: “Well known that statisticians never agree with each other. Not even hashtag for #WorldStatisticsDay #WorldStatDay #WorldStatsDay #StatsDay15

· UN GA President (@UN_PGA), H.E. Mogens Lykketoft, President of the 70th Session of the UNGA: “Better data. Better lives. Stats help us make informed decisions. Let's celebrate #StatsDay15http://bit.ly/StatsDay15

· Carlos Lopes (@ECA_Lopes) Executive Secretary, UNECA: “Access to data & statistics will be vital for Africa's #transformation and for tracking the SDGs #StatsDay15

· Babatunde Osotimehin (@BabatundeUNFPA), Executive Director @UNFPA: "#Data proves that helping a woman plan and space pregnancies is most effective way to save mothers"—@melindagates #StatsDay15 #GlobalMNH

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