A side-event looking at how IATI and other open data standards can track the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be held at next week’s High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.
The event will take place on Monday 18 July, between 7:45 and 9:00AM at Conference Room B (first basement), Conference Building, United Nations Secretariat, and is organised by the governments of Bangladesh, Canada, Sweden and the United Kingdom in collaboration with IATI, Publish What You Fund, Transparency International and UNDP.
Attendees will hear how countries have used IATI and other open data standards to track development funding to ensure no one is left behind. The event will also look at the importance of joining up open data standards and will provide a partner country perspective on using IATI data to improve the management of funds.
The event, entitled ‘Follow the Money: Using Open Data to Track SDG Funding and Results’, has an excellent line-up of speakers:
Karina Gould Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Development, Government of Canada
Simona Marinescu Director, Development Impact Group, UNDP
- Barun Dev Mitra, Economic Minister, Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
- Harpinder Collacott, Executive Director, Development Initiatives
- Craig Fagan, Head of Global Policy, Transparency International
Sanjeev Khagram, Director, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
A light breakfast will be available starting at 7:30 am and attendance should be confirmed by emailing Jessica Ebrard at [email protected] by Thursday 14 July.
Please note: For non-UN pass holders, please confirm your attendance by Thursday 14 July (AM), to secure your event pass.