The World Bank
World Leaders have committed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to achieve 3 extraordinary things over the next 15 years: end extreme poverty; fight inequality and injustice; and tackle climate change. To achieve these goals, data of higher quality, reliability, frequency and openness are needed.
Price data play a central role in the statistics needed to measure and inform the SDGs and development policies in general. The extensive demand for reliable, frequent and open price data, combined with the limited availability of such data, has prompted research to find alternative ways to collect and disseminate price data.
This half-day seminar will bring together key actors from national statistical offices, private sector, international institutions, and academia to discuss how technological advancements and new data sources and methods can be used to improve price statistics.