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Strengthening national statistical systems is a precursor to successfully combat the ongoing and growing challenges of today—from climate change and migration to gender equality and COVID-19. This topic was the focus of numerous global events throughout the month. First experts reconvened for the third Global Gender and Civil Registration and Vital Statistics conference. Shortly after, statistics in Africa were put into focus at UNECA’s Eighth Meeting of the Statistical Commission of Africa alongside the 6th Conference of African Ministers Responsible for Civil Registration.
Recent highlights from the sustainable development data community

The uneven effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on national statistical offices
A recent paper from the World Bank and United Nations Statistics Division presents an analysis of how the COVID-19 pandemic affected the operations of national statistical offices and how they are transitioning post-pandemic. 

Taking care of the carers: Why good workforce data matters in supporting social care
England’s social care sector is facing significant challenges in recruiting and retaining staff. This blog from the UK’s Office of National Statistics explores why good workforce data matters in supporting social care.

Key global migration figures, 2019-2022
Explore the UN Migration's Global Migration Data Analysis Centre’s latest one-pager on global migration figures, including data on child, female and labor migrants, along with data on remittances, resettlement, internal displacement, and missing migrants.
Rarely is a death certificate a news items — Often it does not even exist
UNESCAP discusses how female deaths are more likely to be undercounted in certain countries due to contextual gender biases, disparities in asset ownership, and how male deaths occur in hospitals making them more likely to be registered.
Leaving no one behind: Insights from capacity development on IDP statistics
This piece highlights the importance of well-functioning, formal coordination structures as well as the involvement of the national statistical systems in data collection processes relevant to Internally Displaced Persons and refugees.
Civil registrations and vital statistics: Here's why they're fundamental to society
In this World Economic Forum blog, Steve MacFeely, Director of Data and Analytics, World Health Organization, and Martin Bratschi, Technical Director, CRVS, Vital Strategies, stress the importance of civil registrations and vital statistics.
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Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative and the United Nations Development Programme's 2022 Multidimensional Poverty Index links poverty to dimensions of health, education and standard of living. Findings show that 1.2 billion people live in multidimensional poverty. 


Our Research Manager, Lorenz Noe, participated at the Global Government Forum’s Climate Change event, which covered the structures needed for countries to measure climate emissions, open their data, and how countries can keep their commitments. Read his blog and watch the session below.


In this episode of Statistically Speaking, Billy Gazard from the United Kingdom's Office for National Statistics investigates how data are used to get valuable insights into the impact of crime on modern society.

Learn about the researchers behind the Open Data Inventory in our new series
GEO Week, Group of Earth Observations; 31 October-4 November
State of Open Data Roundtables, D4D.Net IDRC; Throughout November
Bern Network All Meeting, Bern Network; 3 November 2022
Data Decade: The Essential Data Conference, Open Data Institute; 8 November 2022
PARIS21 Fall Meetings, PARIS21; 9-10 November
Data4Policy 2022 Conference, Data4Policy; 8-9 December
2022 Effective Development Co-Operation Summit, GPEDC; 12-14 December 2022
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