Post-2015 Data Test: Unpacking the Data Revolution at the Country Level
The North-South Institute (NSI) and partner research institutions from the global South have launched the Post-2015 Data Test, a multi-country research initiative that examines how the universal post-2015 development agenda can be applied and measured across a variety of country contexts.
On Thursday, April 24th, NSI organized a one-day workshop at the International Development Research Centre, in Ottawa, to kick off the Canada case study.
The key objectives of the workshop were to:
1) introduce stakeholders to the post-2015 development agenda and what it means for Canada;
2) solicit feedback regarding Canadian priorities for each potential goal area under the initiative;
3) conduct an initial scoping of the key issues related to data availability and accessibility at country
level for measuring progress on post-2015; and
4) identify key stakeholders with whom to further engage throughout the research process.
Workshop participants included members of government, civil society, academia, media, the private sector, and users and producers of data. Following the workshop, NSI will produce a report that will highlight key findings revealed through the day’s discussion.