Offered by:Nazira Kerimalieva (First Deputy Chairman, National Statistical Committee (NSC) of the Kyrgyz Republic)
24 January 2024
This is a blog about Ms. Nazira Kerimalieva, the First Deputy Chairman of the National Statistical Committee (NSC) of the Kyrgyz Republic, who shared the unique Kyrgyz Republic's SDG monitoring experience.
Offered by:Pedro Campos (Deputy-Director of the International Statistical Literacy Project (ISLP), Director of Methodology in Statistics Portugal)
9 January 2024
This blog is about the International Statistical Literacy Project (ISLP) and its efforts to promote statistical literacy globally. The ISLP focuses on fostering awareness and skills in statistical education through online resources, outreach activities, and international competitions.
Offered by:Dr. Rachel Bennett (Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, University of Gloucestershire, UK)
30 October 2023
Non-data specialists are often reluctant, and even scared, to engage with data. This blog outlines the approach taken by the Development Counts project to address this challenge, based on combining technical data skills training with opportunities for international collaboration.
Offered by:Samir Issara (Director of Human Resources and General Affairs, High Commission for Planning of Morocco (HCP))
10 October 2023
The High Commission for Planning of Morocco (HCP) devised a smart training needs-based e-learning strategy. It incorporates regular face-to-face training, international cooperation training, and e-learning. It launched its own Academy that provides staff with access to different kinds of e-learning.
Offered by:Charlotte Juul Hansen (Consultant, United Nations Statistics Division/DESA & Global Network of Institutions for Statistical Training (GIST))
2 October 2023
The quality of official statistics depends on the capabilities of staff working in the national statistical system. The Statistical Training Assessment Tool can support national statistical offices in identifying, prioritizing and meeting training needs and establishing a training programme.
Offered by:Dr. Bianca Walsh (Technical Assistant for the Director of the National School of Statistical Sciences (ENCE) at the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE))
26 September 2023
NSOs are challenged to work with new non-traditional data. Satellite imagery is promising for the calculus of SDG indicators. The UN Regional Hub for Big Data in Brazil held 2 workshops in 2023 with the purpose of identifying public spaces through geoprocessing and calculating the indicator 11.7.1.
Offered by:Marco Kamiya (United Nations Industrial Development Organization)
26 October 2022
Artificial Intelligence is essential for productive transformation in developing countries and can potentially create jobs and bring prosperity to developing countries if properly used.
Offered by:Bryonie Guthrie (World Economic Forum), Olivier Woeffray (World Economic Forum)
24 October 2022
Businesses are facing increasingly complex and transnational challenges. It is critical to understand how companies of all sizes can build their resilience to these shocks, seize opportunities that might arise from such shifts and enhance their ability to generate long-term and sustainable value.
Offered by:Nuria Ackerman (United Nations Industrial Development Organization), Ebe Muschialli (United Nations Industrial Development Organization), Fabio Russo (United Nations Industrial Development Organization)
21 July 2022
This article addresses the growing potential of the traditional agri-food industry, its transformative power to support inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development, and the opportunity for SMEs to unlock the value-added of their products with Geographical Indications (GIs).
Offered by:Cecilia Ugaz Estrada (United Nations Industrial Development Organization), Carmen Schuber (United Nations Industrial Development Organization)
5 July 2022
This blog talks about the women entrepreneurs as key agents in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and SDGs. It discusses the challenges of women-led businesses, global trends and proposes suggestions for overcoming these challenges and strengthening women-led entrepreneurship.
Offered by:Riccardo Savigliano (United Nations Industrial Development Organization)
13 April 2022
The article provides an overview of UNIDO technical assistance projects and tools targeting SMEs and their clusters active in the creative industry. It explores how digitalization-based business management practices, industrial design, branding are strategically linked to local cultural heritage.
Offered by:Robert Marinkovic (International Organisation of Employers (IOE))
16 February 2022
IOE is fully aware of the crucial role SMEs play in improving the business environment at the country level and needs to be involved in more public-private collaboration and discussion. SMEs face many challenges, conventional and novel, and we have to think differently about how best to help them.
Offered by:Dr. Andrea M. Bassi (KnowlEdge Srl (KE))
1 December 2021
COVID-19 has accelerated every transition we can think of. It has taught us that change is possible, that we already know what to do, and that the time to act is now. It has shown us that there is only one way forward for a more sustainable future: we need to use a systemic approach.
Offered by:Måns Nilsson (Executive Director, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI))
14 July 2021
COVID recovery is an issue of policy coherence – Do we build back as quickly as possible, or build back greener and better? And what does this look like? We need to make some hard choices based on comprehensive information of potential impacts across society.