IODC 2016: National Statistics and Open Data Sessions

  • IFEMA Feria de Madrid 5 Avenida Partenón Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid, 28042 Spain

Sponsored by:
Open Data Watch, PARIS21, World Bank Group, Open Data for Development, and ODC, proud members of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data


This one-hour session will focus on the broader context for interactions among the National Statistical Offices (NSO) and Open Data communities. The session will focus on questions including: How open are official statistics, particularly those to support the SDG? Where can NSOs and their partners get big returns from their investment in open data, even in short-term? Are there places for quick actions or low-hanging fruit?  How can open data help with addressing some of the SDG data challenges of national statistics agencies? What are the experiences of NSOs actively involved in this work? What kind of support is needed from the partner agencies and donors?

The session will start with a presentation of the status of open data in 170+ countries recently reviewed by the Open Data Watch. Following the presentations, there will be a discussion with 4 panelists with a moderator guiding the discussions.  Time will be reserved for extensive involvement from the audience. Panelists are not expected to make any prepared presentations or use slides. The style will be more of a question/answer from the chair and from the audience.