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The PARIS21 Bulletin: From Ideas to Action | Fall 2016
ON OUR RADAR, by Johannes Jütting, PARIS21 Manager

Capacity Development at the UN World Data Forum | Jan 2017, Cape Town
Challenges in implementing the SDGs, increased data demands from all parts of society, new possibilities stemming from innovations in collecting, disseminating and using data – all of these developments seem to call for more than just incremental change in the way we build capacities. But how can we do it? Is there a need to profoundly change the way in which we approach capacity? This should be one of the main questions we can hope to answer in Cape Town at the 1st UN World Data Forum.

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Arab Forum for a Data Revolution, 10 - 11 October 2016
PARIS21, Qatar's Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics and GCC-STAT jointly organised this 2-day forum in Doha, Qatar.
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DataViz Toolkit | PARIS21
PARIS21 has developed a Data Visualisation Toolkit to assist national and regional institutions in training activities on data communication and visualisation.
Statistical Literacy Indicator | PARIS21
The indicator provides an indirect measure of the use of and critical engagement with statistics in the media using articles from daily RSS feeds of the top five national newspapers.

SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD AfDB
The SDG Knowledge Hub is a knowledge management project that provides original content regarding meetings, announcements, projects and publications related to the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
Big Data Inventory | UNECE
The inventory contains structured and searchable information about actual and planned use of Big Data in statistical organisations.
Statistics Periscope*: 2017 Palestinian Census
Ms. Ola Awad, Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
In 2017, Palestine will be conducting its 3rd Population, Housing and Establishment Census. With new technological changes to data collection, PCBS is currently preparing the human and financial resources necessary to streamline operations and successfully administer the upcoming census.

*The Statistics Perisocope series will explore data in the field with stories from both users and producers of data for development. 
Compendium of Management Practices for Statistical Organizations
Statistics Canada
This compendium is a catalogue of strategies and mechanisms that a statistical organisation should consider adopting, based on lessons learned and best practices of leadership and management of statistical agencies within the scope of Statistics Canada’s International Statistical Fellowship Program (ISFP).
The Democratization of Data
By Wolfgang Fengler, World Bank 
A little more than a year ago, the international community endorsed the Sustainable Development Goals. While the goals reinforced attention to previously identified challenges in health, education, and sanitation, there were also new areas of focus brought forth, including a call for a “data revolution.” But what do we actually mean when we think of the data revolution in connection to social and economic development? 
Doha Declaration on a Data Revolution
Recognising the significance of the Data Revolution for statistical follow-up and review of the 2030 Development Agenda, participants at the Arab Forum agreed upon a draft "Doha Declaration on a Data Revolution".
NSDS Guidelines for Subnational Statistics
Following the cross-regional forum "Shaping Subnational Statistical Systems to meet requirements of the SDGs", PARIS21 developed a set of NSDS guidelines to help countries co-ordinate statistical operations across various levels of government.
CPTM Strengthens Collaboration Between Data, Statistics and Financial Sectors
The Commonwealth Partnership for Technology Management (CPTM) has launched a new "data and statistics" initiative that brings together national statistics offices and central banks.
Listen to PARIS21's "Data Talk" Podcast on SoundCloud
Featuring interviews with partners from NSOs including Burundi, Ecuador, Jordan, Malawi and Somalia.
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2016 Partner Report on Support to Statistics 
Discover the latest trends in financial support to statistical development in the 2016 Partner Report on Support to Statistics (PRESS).
Jobs in Data & Statistics
Policy Analyst
The Policy Analyst will undertake a wide range of analytical and research activities to support specific PARIS21 outputs.
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Regional Programme Co-ordinator
The Regional Programme Co-ordinator will contribute to the development and implementation of national strategies for statistics for the Africa and Middle East regions. The Co-ordinator will also contribute to strengthening on-going country, regional and global activities.
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Senior Program Officer, Gender Data & Statistics
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The position will serve as content lead and expert on gender data, including supporting strategy development within the Gender Equality team and advising on gender data across program strategy portfolios and coordinating with partners.
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  • UN World Data Forum: Cape Town, South Africa (15 – 18 January 2017)
  • PARIS21 Annual Meetings: Paris, France (5 – 6 April 2017)

The NSDS Guidelines are now available in Arabic [العَرَبِيَّة], adding to versions in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish.

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“If we want to do what we say we are going to do on the SDGs, we have to get the data, we have to track the data, and then we can make progress.”
Melinda Gates, Co-Chair of the Gates Foundation
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