(High-level plenary) Emerging trends and partnerships to develop the data ecosystem
Organiser(s): UN World Data Forum Programme Committee (UNWDF PC)
(TA2.22) Global Data Barometer: Measuring the state of data for public good and the achievement of the SDGs
Tracks:Administrative dataOpen DataPolicy analysis and decision makingTA2. Maximizing the use and value of data for better decision makingOrganiser(s): Open Government Partnership (OGP)Land Portal FoundationOpen Contracting PartnershipOpen Data Watch (ODW)As the deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030 approaches, the need to monitor progress on the development goals could not be clearer, as is the need to assess the role of data in advancing toward the goals. To realize the value of data and data-related projects in achieving the SDGs, we need to take a closer look at the latest evidence on where countries stand regarding progress to date as well as highlight trends and opportunities for improvement. In this context, the Global Data Barometer is a multi-dimensional index that assesses countries around the world against a set of robust comparative metrics focused on data for public good, providing much needed insight into where and how data is being used to a
(TA1.06) Surveys and censuses in building a stronger statistical foundation to understand the true death toll of the pandemic
Tracks:AgeingHealth and disease [SDG3, Covid-19]Household SurveyTA1. Innovation and partnerships for better and more inclusive dataOrganiser(s): New York University (NYU)United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD-DESA)Central Statistics Office (CSO-Ireland)World Health Organization (WHO)United Nations Population Division (UNPD-DESA).Understanding the true death toll of COVID-19 is important for policymaking at the global, national and local level. When the Technical Advisory Group on COVID-19 Mortality Assessment, established jointly by UN-DESA and WHO, was tasked with estimating national and global COVID-19 excess mortality, they found that only 38 per cent of countries had the required monthly mortality data from January 2020 to December 2021.  This reflects a serious flaw of the statistical foundation in most of the countries.While countries have been making great efforts to improve their civil registration and vital statistics system, immediate actions are needed to im
(TED.206) (1) For the Better Life, How to Provide Good Environment Statistics for Policymaking / (2) Inheritance and Innovation: The Way of Big Data application in China / (3) Lectures Series on the Statistics Application of Big Data in China -- Application Research
Tracks:Climate and environment [SDG13]'TA2. Maximizing the use and value of data for better decision makingCensusData science, including AI and MLDigitalisation and modernisationData and statistical standardsGender [SDG5]Organiser(s):National Bureau of Statistics (NBS-China) - Beijing MunicipalGuangdong ProvinceShanghai Municipal(1) For the Better Life, How to Provide Good Environment Statistics for PolicymakingThe topic is related to national policymaking on environmental governance. It encourages speakers give their opinions on how to provide good and reliable environment data for policymaking. The scope is cover environment statistics producers and policymakers, relevant researchers. The objectives are to find out some common approaches for the data producers, to improve their environment statistic data quality and availability which is more addressing local priorities. China NBS made remarkable progresses on environment statistics within recent 20 years. NBS sets up its the Com
(TA2.06) A Seat at the Table: Engaging With Decision-Makers to Better Understand and Address Data Needs for Evidence-based Policymaking
Tracks:TA2. Maximizing the use and value of data for better decision makingCapacity developmentPolicy analysis and decision makingUser engagement and Data literacyOrganiser(s): United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD-DESA)Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD)Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)World Bank (WB)Data that is accurate, inclusive, and timely is not only critical for keeping the promises of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, but for developing rapid, evidence-based interventions to mitigate the impacts of ongoing complex global crises happing worldwide. Therefore, it is essential that producers and users of data, especially policymakers, work more closely together. Users should engage in the data production process from the start, and policymakers need to increase their capacity for effective use of data as well as political commitment to prioritize data as a strategic decision-making asset. On the other hand, data producers s
(TED.203) (1) Nowcasting and forecasting of the forcibly displaced: data science’s role in improving UNHCR’s population statistics / (2) Strengthening global statistical Systems through the UN Global Platform and Regional Hubs / (3) D4WN: Partnership Case Study Leveraging the Power of Data to Improve Informal Workers’ Livelihoods in Mozambiqueve Informal Workers’ Livelihoods in Mozambique
Tracks:TA1. Innovation and partnerships for better and more inclusive dataData science, including AI and MLDigitalisation and modernisationHumanitarian and disaster responseTA4. Emerging trends and partnerships to develop the data ecosystemData and statistical standardsPartnershipsDemonstration eventLabour Market and entrepreneurship [SDG8-9]Open DataOrganiser(s):  United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)Office for National Statistics (ONS-UK)Fundación CapitalData ElevatesUX IT(1) Nowcasting and forecasting of the forcibly displaced: data science’s role in improving UNHCR’s population statisticsTimely statistics on forcibly displaced populations are crucial for decision-makers and planners in the humanitarian sector. The earlier reliable statistics on expected population streams are available, the more effectively and efficiently planners and decision-makers can react to new and quickly evolving situations. Data science tools such as nowcasting
(TA2.07) Rethinking data: listening to government's experiences
Tracks:Data and statistical standardsPartnershipsTA2. Maximizing the use and value of data for better decision makingUser engagement and Data literacyOrganiser(s):United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)Green Climate FundGovernment of MalawiGovernment of Bangladesh - Ministry of Women and Children Affairs and the Bangladesh Bureau of StatisticsGovernment of Bhutan - Gross National Happiness Commission SecretariatImpact evaluation is an empirical approach for estimating the causal effects of interventions. Evidence generated by this type of evaluation can offer a rationale for i) redesigning, expanding or (dis)continuing policies/projects, ii) understanding how much each dollar invested returns as a benefit to communities/households/environment and iii) shifting conventional wisdom and reorienting interventions towards more effective approaches. However, to backstop rigorous impact evaluations, the availability of quality, accurate and frequent data is critical. While new technologie
Closing ceremony
Organiser(s): National Bureau of Statistics (NBS-China) / United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD-DESA)
(TA2.41) Beyond Income, Averages and Today: Redefining Human Development in the Anthropocene Era with People-Centered Metrics and Hyperlocal Data
Tracks:Data and statistical standardsDissemination platforms and visualisationPartnershipsTA2. Maximizing the use and value of data for better decision makingOrganiser(s): United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)The impact of humanity on the planet has given rise to a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene, where our greatest threat is ourselves. To progress human development in this epoch, we must go beyond traditional measurements such as income and instead adopt people-centered metrics that account for the impact of climate change on our health, well-being, and livelihoods. This means moving beyond averages, providing hyperlocal estimates of climate change impacts, and looking beyond today by considering projections to the end of the 21st century under different policy scenarios.In this interactive session, the panelists will demonstrate that designing a path to progress that respects the intertwined fate of people and the planet requires a new generation of measurements. Th
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