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Resources for Data & Statistics - Transformative Opportunities

  • UN Foundation Washington USA (map)

Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and meeting government aspirations to provide a better life for their people, will require more and better data. However, there are some critical data gaps that limit the world’s ability to achieve the SDGs:

Better data is an urgent priority, but many developing countries are still struggling to deliver basic statistics and civil registration services. Disruptive technologies hold great promise, but investments may fail to support the building of national statistical systems in low-income and low-capacity contexts. Adequate funding is held back, domestically by low political awareness of the benefits of better data and by competing priorities, and internationally by support that is often too narrowly earmarked and/or poorly coordinated and does not effectively leverage new actors.

This event brings together national statistical offices, UN agencies, multilateral development banks, bilateral donors and global networks, with the aim to catalyze a broad partnership behind more and better funding for development data and statistics ahead of the United Nations World Data Forum 2020 in Bern, Switzerland. It will introduce the case for more and better financing for data and statistics, review needs and opportunities for transformative approaches to data financing and discuss possible solutions to narrow the SDG data gap.

For more information and to register, please click here.