On Tuesday 3 March 2015, Kate Higgins, Manager of the DataShift, participated in a side event jointly organized by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) at the 46th session of the United Nations Statistical Commission in New York. The title of the session was “The System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA) and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Indicators”. […]
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Progress Update and Consultation Summary Following a comprehensive Scoping Study and to inform the design of the DataShift implementation phase, CIVICUS has been working with partners and consulting with civil society and a range experts to ensure the DataShift is a bottom-up, demand-driven initiative that responds to the needs of citizens and their organisations. This document is […]
This January (29-30) the DataShift travelled to Bangkok, Thailand for a conference organised by the Asia Development Alliance (ADA) on creating an enabling environment and accountability for the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The conference provided a timely opportunity for the DataShift to share its ambitious plans for the initiative over the coming months with a diverse […]
By Jack Cornforth, Senior Project Officer, DataShift, CIVICUS A little over three months ago I joined CIVICUS to work on the Big Development DataShift project. I had of course by this point developed a relatively good understanding of what the project was all about – helping civil society organisations to better collect and use data […]
Taking advantage of over 400 delegates from more than 120 countries in Johannesburg, South Africa, for International Civil Society Week (ICSW) from 21-24 November 2014, the Big Development DataShift consultations at ICSW sought to explore data-related strengths and challenges faced by civil society organisations (CSOs); test levels of understanding about the objectives and approach of […]
On 24 October 2014 the DataShift held its first country consultation in Kenya. Over 40 civil society organisation (CSO) representatives from across Kenya were mobilized to unpack key terms and concepts related to the DataShift; explore how data is being collected and used by CSOs and other actors in Kenya; and map CSO priorities and […]