The Global Partnership launched a beta version of the Data4SDGs API Highways, infrastructure that aims to provide easy access to SDG-relevant data and further empower the developer community to create rich visualizations and applications.
Built on strong foundations, geared towards action, and well attended by a diverse set of global actors, the United Nations World Data Forum concludes and sets an ambitious agenda to improve sustainable development data ecosystems.
Two reports argue that financing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) data needs -- effectively measuring and monitoring SDG implementation -- requires modest additional investment in data and statistical capacity.
The East Africa Open Data Conference provided a glimpse of Africa’s commitment to the data revolution for sustainable development. Around 180 attendants gathered at Strathmore University in Nairobi, Kenya, including government, business, and civil society representatives from more than 20 countries.
Evidence presented at the Data Roadmap for Sustainable Development workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, suggests that Kenyans are rushing to apply the “Leave No One Behind” principle in regard to data for sustainable development.
It is recognized that in order to maximize the value of existing data both for decision-making and accountability, data from different sources and published to different standards should be joined-up. So, which are the barriers for change?