Ottawa event of Post-2015 Data Test (May 29, 2015)

Ottawa event of Post-2015 Data Test (May 29, 2015)

Peter Taylor, Shannon Kindornay, Mustafizur Rahman, Kate Higgins and Maam Suwadu Sakho-Jimbira


Post-2015 Data Test team members from Bangladesh, Canada and Senegal presented key findings from their respective country studies through a moderated discussion as part of the Third International Open Data Conference in Ottawa, Canada.

Mustafizur Rahman (CPD) from the Bangladesh team, Kate Higgins (DataShift, CIVICUS) and Shannon Kindornay (Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University) from the Canada team, and Maam Suwadu Sakho-Jimbira (Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rural – Senegal) from the Senegal team highlighted key messages through a moderated discussion led by Peter Taylor, Program Manager of the International Development Research Centre’s Think Tank Initiative.

The discussion was held on 29 May 2015 and addressed the following questions:

  • What is the adequacy of data, including disaggregated data, for measuring post-2015 progress across a selected set of goals at the country level?
  • Where improvements in data quality, accessibility and transparency have been made in the past, what have been the drivers?
  • How can technology-enabled and non-traditional modes of data collection support measurement in the post-2015 agenda?

In addition to the International Open Data Conference, an invitation only presentation on the Post-2015 Data Test also took place at the International Development Research Centre on 28 May.
Recently implemented by the Southern Voice network in partnership with the Centre for Policy Dialogue and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, the Post-2015 Data Test aims to examine data availability for measuring progress on the Sustainable Development Goals for seven high, middle and low-income countries, including Bangladesh, Canada, Peru, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Turkey.


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