UNICEF, Government of Mexico, Government of Kenya
Dramatic improvements in data have played a key role in accelerating development over the past fifteen years – as well as in drawing attention to those who have been left behind. Looking forward, renewed political attention and innovative technologies promise to make data an even more powerful foundation for social progress. The Data for Children Forum will focus on how to make sure that the ongoing ‘data revolution’ contributes as much as possible to results for children around the world, especially the most disadvantaged. Speakers and participants will showcase and synthesize a range of experiences and views on what works and what to change in data collection, analysis and use. The Forum will also explore the implications of the emerging Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for child-related data, increasing attention to children who have previously been uncounted and to sustainable development issues that have not yet been included in data collection and analysis.