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JUNE 2022

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.

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.

Sustainable Development Report 2022: From Crisis to Sustainable Development
UN SDSN publishes the Sustainable Development Report 2022, including a chapter on innovative data partnerships and lessons for data systems for the SDGs.


A Tipping Point for Digital Transformation: Lessons for the Data Sector
In a new blog, Alyson Marks of SDSN TReNDS discusses lessons learned from digital transformation and what they can provide for the data sector. 

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.


Climate: 'Without Data, There is No Way for the Public to Hold Companies Accountable'
In an op-ed for 'Le Monde,' UN special envoy for climate solutions, Michael Bloomberg, announces the creation of a new open-data public platform to aggregate and standardize corporate climate data.

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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.

The Open Data Inventory 2022/2023 is underway.

Learn more about what's in store for our sixth round of assessments, including the number of countries we will be collaborating with this year. 

Learn more about the global state of open data here.

United Nations High-Level Political Forum: All You Need to Know, 1 July
United Nations High-Level Political Forum, 5-15 July
World Population Day, 11 July 
UN Expert Group Meeting on Innovative Methods to Measure Impact of COVID-19 on Mortality Through Surveys and Censuses, 23-25 August

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