October 28, 2018

Smart Analytics at the United Nations World Data Forum

Presentation of the new Smart Analytics' solution - Data Dissemination Portal for the UN ESCWA, at the World Data Forum.

Our Participation in the Forum

On 24 October 2018 the Smart Analytics team took part in the United Nations World Data Forum presenting our new solution Data Dissemination Portal for the UN ESCWA.

The web portal provides internal and external users with access to statistical data on 18 countries of the Arab Region and offers a powerful visual and analytical feature for generating reports in specified fields.

Smart Analytics' Solution

Data Dissemination Portal  developed by our team provides the Regional UN Commission and its member states with powerful tools for the processing and analysis of statistical data including national accounts, foreign trade, production, finance and prices, as well as statistical data on population figures and health, education, culture, etc.

Open data portals of this kind are used on a wider scale for monitoring the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDG). These web portals contain information about progress in attaining goals, allow identifying goals and tasks of higher complexity, demonstrate the percentage of indicators with the positive dynamics and allow carrying out comparative analysis of different countries’ performance in reaching SDG.

In her speech at the Forum Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Amina Mohammed commented:

To reach 17 sustainable development goals we need more high-quality data. With the help of accurate, relevant and exhaustive topical data we will be able to pinpoint tasks to deal with and come up with the most adequate solutions to handle them.

Amina Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations

Key Issues Discussed at WDF

Key issues were discussed at several of the Forum’s platforms:

  • New approaches to creating and financing national potential to receive high quality data;
  • Integration of data sources and unconventional data sources;
  • Use of data and statistics for transparency and visibility for all without exception;
  • Data volume enhancement and promotion of statistical literacy and communication by various means including data-driven journalism;
  • Enhancement of data and statistical credibility by various means including open data approaches.

Over 2,000 data experts from more than 100 countries took part in the World Data Forum in partnership with governments, national statistical offices, private companies, research institutions and international organizations.

The next Forum will be held in Bern, the capital of Switzerland, from 18 to 21 October 2020. The Smart Analytics team are planning to participate again.

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