SIDA DevTalks: Why all development actors should join the Data Revolution

(Stockholm, Sweden) The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) is hosting a half-day event focused on the call for a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development. Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis, Manager of Pulse Lab Kampala will deliver a keynote address and join several panel discussions to share new innovative ways of measuring progress and development. Follow along via social media with the hashtag #devtalks. More information at this event at:


Statistical Commission 2015

(New York, New York) The 46th session of the Statistical Commission, to be held at the United Nations Headquarters, brings together the Chief Statisticians from member states from around the world. It is the highest decision making body for international statistical activities especially the setting of statistical standards, the development of concepts and methods and their implementation at the national and international level. Side-events at this year's convening will cover topics...


Data Revolution in Africa

(Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) A two-day High Level Conference for policy-makers and XYZ on setting the scene for a sustainable development agenda powered by a Data Revolution in Africa. Hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Union Commission, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Conference will tackle key questions including 1) What areas in Africa have the most critical lack of data and what needs to...


Cartagena Data Festival

(Cartaena, Colombia) What we need is a ‘data revolution’ – a fundamental change in the depth and use of knowledge about the most marginalised people in the world, and in their ability to use this knowledge to affect transformative change. The Cartagena Data Festival will bring together the people and organisations best equipped to make this happen.The festival is hosted by ODI in conjunction with UNDP, CEPEI, PARIS21 and Data-Pop Alliance with the aim of providing an...