The international community marked World Refugee Day in June by underscoring the importance of high-quality and timely data. The World Bank released new data for 2021 showing that refugee numbers are the highest ever with Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East and North Africa producing more than half (57 percent) of the world's refugees. Open Data Watch joins these partners in efforts to strengthen statistical systems that will leave no one behind.
WHAT’S BEING SAID
Recent highlights from the sustainable development data community
Are We on Track to Achieve Gender Equality by 2030?
UN Women publish an assessment of the current level of progress toward achieving the gender-equality targets in the SDGs. Data gaps prevent us from seeing the full picture of progress, but from the data we do have, the outlook is grim.
We are Here: Data Values Fireside Chat
The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data discuss First Nations’ self-determination and data sovereignty with Tom Orrell of DataReady and Gwen Phillips of the Ktunaxa Nation and British Columbia's First Nations Data Governance Champion.
Citizen-Generated Data for SDG Reporting in Kenya
Learn more about how the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, the SDGs Kenya Forum, PARIS21, and Partners for Review are strengthening capacities within the national statistical system to use new and alternative data sources to improve national reporting on the SDGs.
On 29 June, the World Bank launched the 2021 Global Findex database highlighting how financial inclusion can help foster a resilient and inclusive development paradigm.
Open Data Watch moderated the “The State of Open Data and Statistics Roundtable”, hosted by the Data for Development Network, International Development Research Centre, and the Local Development Research Institute on Friday 24 June.
Caroline Criado Perez, the author of Invisible Women, launched a brand new podcast. In this first episode Caroline investigates how we can close the gender data gap and design a world that works for everyone.