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Big Data and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Achieving the Development Goals in the Asia and the Pacific Region
14 December, 2015 - 15 December, 2015
(Bangkok, Thailand) The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Developmen puts forward 17 goals and 169 targets that are universal, integrated and indivisible and that address, in a balanced manner, the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental. Innovative and sophisticated tools to complement existing evidence-based policy making methodologies are required to deliver on this transformative agenda. Advances in technological capabilities and exponential increases in the availability of real-time and varied data offer previously impossible access to information and knowledge, bringing with it opportunities as well as challenges for policy making.
UN Global Pulse’s Jakarta Lab will participate in the two-day meeting which brings together practitioners at the forefront of Big Data research and practice to (1) develop a shared understanding on the challenges, opportunities and current state-of-play of Big Data for sustainable development policy; (2) determine areas of mutual interest as relates to Big Data and the Agenda 2030; and (3) identify creative-solutions and strategic directions for action using Big Data to support implementation, follow-up and review of the Agenda 2030.