InfoPoint Event "Data for Development: The Untapped Potential" 25 January 11am
Join the event "Data for Development: The Untapped Potential" being held virtually and in-person at the InfoPoint of the European Commission Directorate General for International Partnerships in Brussels at 11-12:15pm CET on the 25th January 2023. Please register here.
Speakers will include:
Dr Claire Melamed, CEO of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
Ambassador Bitange Ndemo, Kenyas Ambassador to Belgium and EU
Ben Crampton, Director of Government Affairs at Microsoft
Arianna Vannini, Principal Administrator-INTPA Chief Economist
Emily Wigens, The ONE Campaign EU Office Director
Franco Conzato, Senior Expert, Directorate for Sustainable Development Policy and Coordinator, DG INTPA
Speakers from across government, civil society and the private sector are coming together to champion the need for better, cross-sectoral data to drive more sustainable, collaborative and efficient development. It is a hugely untapped potential for governments and donors - as evidenced by an investment case commissioned by the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, which found that investments in strengthening data systems can offer a rate of return of $32 of economic benets for $1 invested. They will also discuss why 2023 offers exciting opportunities for this agenda - with Data for Development one of the priorities of the Development Working Group of the Indian presidency of the G20.
2023 is also the year which marks the halfway point towards the 2030 Agenda and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but we currently do not have the data to fully assess the progress that has been made towards them. Across the 17 SDGs, there are only six goals for which more than two thirds of countries have data to report, and timely data that are less than 5 years old exists for only 5 goals. Only 1 in 6 countries have sufficient data to report on SDG 13: Climate Action. Good governance relies on good data, and at present an estimated 230 million children worldwide are unregistered, and 6 in 10 of the worlds deaths are unregistered. Only by scaling up support for countries data systems can we ensure fully-informed decision-making and accelerate progress on the SDGs towards 2030.
Join us online or in-person to hear about how data can revolutionise the efficiency and effectiveness of development assistance.
Contact: Claire Fourçans, Head of EU Office, Future Advocacy, firstname.lastname@example.org