06 November 2014

Data Revolution Report: A World That Counts

The IEAG consists of over 20 international experts convened by the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to propose ways to improve data for achieving and monitoring sustainable development. The report highlights two big global challenges for the current state of data:

  • The challenge of invisibility (gaps in what we know from data, and when we find out)
  • The challenge of inequality (gaps between those who with and without information, and what they need to know make their own decisions)

As outlined in the group’s original Terms of Reference, the recommendations of the IEAG’s report will inform the Synthesis Report of the Secretary-General and the subsequent intergovernmental process.

To download the report click here.

For more information on the Independent Expert Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development click here.