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2016 Beveridge Lecture - Mapping progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals

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Wednesday 22 June 2016, 06:00pm - 08:00pm

Location Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London, EC1Y 8LX

Speaker: Professor Andrew Tatem (University of Southampton)

Title: Mapping progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals

The UN sustainable development goals, an intergovernmental set of 17 aspirational goals and 169 targets to be achieved by 2030, were launched last year. These include ending poverty and malnutrition, improving health and education, and building resilience to natural disasters and climate change. A particular focus across the goals and targets is achievement 'everywhere', ensuring that no one gets left behind and that progress is monitored at subnational levels to avoid national-level statistics masking local heterogeneities. How will this subnational monitoring of progress towards meeting the goals be undertaken when many countries will undertake just a single census in the 2015-2030 monitoring period? Professor Tatem will discuss the challenges of constructing consistent, comparable and regularly updated metrics to measure and map progress towards the sustainable development goals in low and middle income countries, and where the integration of traditional and new forms of data, including those derived from satellite imagery, GPS and mobile phones, can play a role. 

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Followed by a wine reception

The lecture will be filmed and made available from the Society's website. You can also follow along on Twitter #TatemSDGs

Organiser Name Paul Gentry

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Organising Group(s) Royal Statistical Society with the Overseas Development Institute