The UN Secretary General's Independent Expert Advisory Group on Data Revolution for Sustainable Development

On the 29 August 2014 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon named an Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development to provide him with inputs to shape “an ambitious and achievable vision” for a future development agenda beyond 2015 to succeed the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  The 24-member group of experts from civil society, private sector, academia, governments and international organizations is also expected to assess new opportunities linked to innovation, technical progress and the surge of new public and private data providers to support and complement conventional statistical systems and strengthen accountability at the global, regional and national levels. The Secretary-General appointed two co-chairs: Professor Enrico Giovannini of Italy and Mr. Robin Li of China

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