9:00—10:30 AM
Center for Global Development
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The Data Revolution: Are International Goals and Country Needs Misaligned?


Johannes Jütting
Secretariat Manager, PARIS21 (The Partnership in Statistics for Development in the 21st Century)


Amanda Glassman  
Vice President for Programs and Director of Global Health Policy, Center for Global Development

In March, the United Nations Statistical Committee is expected to decide on the final piece of the Sustainable Development Goals: the indicators. More than 200 indicators will be proposed to measure the 17 goals and 169 targets. Meanwhile, the new Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, which aims to help countries fill data gaps, improve their use of data, expand their data capacity, and increase the openness of their data, is also getting off the ground. It will now be up to countries to determine how they will build up their statistical capacity and improve their statistical systems to measure the SDG indicators and show progress against the goals. But are the kinds of data needed to monitor progress against the SDGs and the kinds of data that will drive change on the ground at odds? 

Join us for a presentation by Johannes Jütting, who will reflect on PARIS21’s Road Map for a Country-led Data Revolution and what it means in the context of the SDG indicators. A discussion on the tensions between producing data for international monitoring purposes versus producing data that can catalyze improvements in health, agriculture, economics, education and other sectors will follow.

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