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New Data Ecosystem for Sustainable Development
July 23, 2015LSMS Seminar Series

This talk will explore the expanding data ecosystem in Africa, the role of statistics organizations and other communities, the importance of partnerships and the position of the African Union.

Chair: 

Calogero (Gero) Carletto is a Lead Economist and Manager of the Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS). More »

Speaker:

Dr. Chukwudozie (Dozie) Ezigbalike, Chief of the Data Technology Section, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Overview

How is the data revolution manifesting itself in Africa and driving social and economic transformation, and what are the opportunities for national statistics organizations to faster generate the data required to inform policy and investment decisions, and track progress on development goals? This BBL will explore the expanding data ecosystem in Africa, the role of statistics organizations and other communities, the importance of partnerships and the position of the African Union. 

Last Updated: Jul 20, 2015

The Living Standards Measurement Study (LSMS) is a household survey program housed within the Surveys & Methods Unit of the World Bank's Development Research Group that provides technical assistance to national statistical offices in the design and implementation of multi-topic household surveys. Since its inception in the early 1980s, the LSMS program has worked with dozens of statistics offices around the world: generating high-quality data, incorporating innovative technologies and improved survey methodologies, and building technical capacity. The LSMS team also provides technical support across the World Bank in the design and implementation of household surveys and in the measurement and monitoring of poverty.

For more information on LSMS, see https://www.worldbank.org/lsms.

The full list of LSMS Seminars can be viewed here.

Event Details
  • Date: July 23, 2015
  • Location: World Bank Main Complex, MC 6-100
  • Time: 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
  • Join the WebEx Meeting: Number: 739 308 721
  • Join by phone: Call-in toll no. (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3207 Access code: 739 308 721
  • CONTACT: Nisma Elias
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