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Making Every Life Count: A Dialogue on Unpacking the Data Revolution at the Country Level

  • Ford Foundation New York USA (map)

Hosted by:
United Nations Foundation, Southern Voice, and Norman Patterson School of International Affairs

Hosted by the United Nations Foundation, this half-day dialogue will focus on the challenges and opportunities related to data for the SDGs. We will launch the summary report of the Post-2015 Data Test, a research project undertaken to assess the availability and quality of data to measure progress against the Sustainable Development Goals in Bangladesh, Canada, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Turkey. The project was undertaken jointly by Southern Voice and the Norman Patterson School for International Affairs. The dialogue will use the project findings as a jumping off point for discussion around topics such as the political economy of the data revolution, and opportunities to invest in data. The event will bring leading think tank researchers from each of the case countries to share their findings and recommendations, and inform a discussion among UN mission, international organization, academic and civil society representatives in New York.