The 47th Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission was a critical milestone in defining the next steps in implementing the highly ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the world. Even as work on the targets and indicators advances, implementing and monitoring the SDGs will be a challenge.
A Data Revolution is underway at the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) to accelerate progress toward reaching the bold HIV prevention and treatment targets set by President Obama and, ultimately, ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030.
The 2015 Open Data Inventory (ODIN) assessed the openness and coverage of official statistics for 125 countries in 20 data categories and provided recommendations for National Statistical Offices (NSOs) to improve their online data offerings.
Although open data initiatives are advancing at different levels, open access to the important data produced by national statistical agencies remains, at best, limited. The Open Data Inventory (ODIN) provides an assessment of the statistics commonly produced by national statistical systems.
The launch of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data represents the most substantive effort yet to see the data revolution move from a concept to a reality for stakeholders across the world: What will the Global Partnership do and why should civil society care about it?
The United States Government, working with members of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, hosted the first of a series of community data events, starting with one in that brought together policy makers, data scientists, statisticians, application developers, and other data users and producers.