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Update on the work of the UN Secretary-General’s Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development

arton4561The Independent Expert Advisory Group (IEAG) on a data revolution for sustainable development has released its draft report, “A world that counts - mobilising the data revolution for sustainable development,” available here.

Prior to that, the group held its inaugural meeting at UNHQ on 25-26 September. A civil society outreach day was held on 26 September, which brought together 60 representatives to consider a range of issues: open data and accountability; measuring the Sustainable Development Goals; and challenges and opportunities of big data and new technologies, amongst others. Access the summary of the two-day meeting here.

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