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While August may be known as a quieter month in the workplace, development data and statistics rarely get the day off. This month, leaders gathered in ​​Chile for the Statistical Conference of the Americas of the ECLAC and in Bangkok for the Committee on Statistics of the ESCAP. Governments, international organizations, and civil society organizations are also preparing for the UN General Assembly where Open Data Watch will be teaming up PARIS21, UN Women, and Data2X for a special side event on gender data financing. Register to join us here.
Recent highlights from the sustainable development data community

Somalia Works Towards Full Production of SDG Indicators
In a blog for the Clearinghouse for Financing Development Data, Sharmarke Farah, Director General of Somali National Bureau of Statistics, outlines the challenges of data production and how improved donor coordination and smarter financing can help overcome them.

Four Constraints for Adoption of Electronic Data Collection Methods
Despite its benefits, the adoption of electronic data collection tools remains a challenge in many low-income countries. In this blog, World Bank colleagues describe how to overcome these constraints by sharing knowledge and resources from their own experience.

An EU Open Data Plan Can Help Combat Climate Change
Kir Nuthi of the Center for Open Data Enterprise reports on the European Union’s proposed legislation to make public sector data with environmental impact more accessible and reusable.
African Union Releases New Data Policy Framework
The African Union published a Data Policy Framework which represents a significant step toward creating a consolidated data environment and harmonized digital data governance systems.
How COVID-19 and Russia's War of Aggression in Ukraine are Reshaping ODA
A recent paper by the OECD takes stock of how COVID-19 shaped official development assistance (ODA) spending in 2020-21. It also looks at how the war in Ukraine might impact future ODA.
OSTP Issues Guidance to Make Federally Funded Research Freely Available Without Delay
The United States released a policy to make federally funded research open. The aim is to spur greater innovation through making results available rather than putting research behind paywalls.
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UN Women's latest report "Making Every Woman and Girl Count: Moving the Needle on Gender Equality" discusses how to create an enabling environment to increase gender data production and improve gender data accessibility and use.

At UNESCAP's Committee on Statistics, PARIS21 delivered a statement on behalf of the Gender Data Network, highlighting its role as a platform that facilitates knowledge sharing to help countries use & communicate gender data.

The Open Data Institute is exploring how data surrounds and shapes our world through 10 stories from different data perspectives. The fifth episode, Responsible Use of Data, explores data ethics, data literacy, and how to better understand the data that is used and shared around us every day.
Learn about the researchers behind the Open Data Inventory in our new series

77th UN General Assembly, United Nations; 13-27 September
Solutions in Scarcity: Country Voices for Smart Gender Data Financing, PARIS21, Data2X, UN Women, and Open Data Watch; 15 September
10th Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development, UN SDSN; 19-20 September
Reimagining a Fair Data Future: Launch of the Data Values Campaign, The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, 22 September
Playing by the Paris Rulebook: What Countries Need to do Now to Measure Their Climate Change Goals, The Global Government Forum; 20 October
PARIS21 Fall Meetings, PARIS21; 9-10 November

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