A world that counts: Mobilising the data revolution for sustainable development
1 Nov 2014
The Secretary-General’s Independent Expert Advisory Group on Data Revolution for Sustainable Development (IEAG) published a report that explored the current state of data. It addressed the challenge of invisibility and inequality with regards to availability of data. The report provides the following recommendations:
1. Foster and promote innovation to fill data gaps;
2. Mobilise resources to overcome inequalities between developed and developing countries and between data-poor and data-rich people;
3. Leadership and coordination to enable the data revolution to play its full role in the realisation of sustainable development.