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Introduction

The Global Working Group (GWG) explores the benefits and challenges of the use of Big Data for official statistics and for the compilation of SDG indicators. The GWG addresses issues pertaining to methodology, quality, technology, data access, legislation, privacy, management and finance, and provide adequate cost-benefit analyses. The GWG consists of 28 member countries and 16 international organizations. Obtaining membership of the GWG is a formal process with approval from co-chairs and the GWG bureau and through official exchange of letters with the UN Statistics Division, as the secretariat of the UN Statistical Commission. The GWG Bureau consists of a subset of the overall GWG. The composition of the Bureau is UK (co-chair), Denmark (co-chair), Canada, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Netherlands, UAE, African Development Bank, UNECE and UNSD. The role of the Bureau is to direct and manage the work of the GWG under leadership of the co-chairs. The Bureau will deal with all the ongoing matters of the GWG, such as reviewing progress of the task teams and possibly creating new task teams; reviewing of the development of the GWG platform and of data collaboratives (projects) on the platform, especially in partnerships with private sector.

Meetings

GWG Bureau Meeting 15 17 October 2018

Agenda
  • Agenda item (1) Minutes of Meeting 14
    • Minutes prepared by UNSD
  • Agenda item (2) Annual GWG meeting, 21 Oct 2018, 8 AM - 9 AM
    • Note by UNSD
  • Agenda item (3) Report to the Statistical Commission
    • Note by UNSD
  • Agenda item (4) Other Business

GWG Bureau Meeting 14 3 October 2018

Agenda
  • Agenda item (1) Minutes of Meeting 12 and 13
    • Minutes prepared by UNSD
  • Agenda item (2) Annual GWG meeting, 21 Oct 2018, 8 AM - 9 AM
    • Draft agenda - UNSD
  • Agenda item (3) Open Day of the GWG on 21 October 2018
    • Update by UNSD
  • Agenda item (4) The 5th International Conference on Big Data for official statistics, Kigali, Rwanda, 30 April - 2 May 2019
    • Proposal by Statistics Denmark
  • Agenda item (5) Media Campaign
    • Update by ONS, UK
  • Agenda item (6) Other Business

GWG Bureau Meeting 13 19 September 2018

Agenda
  • Agenda item (1) Minutes of Meeting 12
    • Minutes prepared by UNSD
  • Agenda item (2) Open Day of the GWG on 21 October 2018
    • Update by UNSD
  • Agenda item (3) Microsoft Projects - Scoping Documents
    • Update by UNSD
  • Agenda item (4) Position Paper on UN GWG Data Policy Framework
  • Agenda item (5) Other Business

Meeting documents


GWG Bureau Meeting 12 5 September 2018

Agenda
  • Agenda item (1) Minutes of Meeting 11
    • Minutes prepared by UNSD
  • Agenda item (2) Open Day of the GWG on 21 October 2018
    • Update by UNSD - Note Attached
  • Agenda item (3) Microsoft Projects - Scoping Documents
    • Oral Update by UNSD
  • Agenda item (4) Other Business

GWG Bureau Meeting 11 22 August 2018

Agenda
  • Agenda item (1) Minutes of Meeting 10
    • Minutes prepared by UNSD
  • Agenda item (2) Open GWG day on 21 October 2018
    • Update by UNSD
  • Agenda item (3) Microsoft Projects
    • Update by UNSD
  • Agenda item (4) Position paper on GWG cooperation with private sector
    • Comment by UNSD
  • Agenda item (5) Other Business

Meeting documents


GWG Bureau Meeting 10 25 July 2018

Agenda
  • Agenda item (1) Minutes of Meeting 9
    • Minutes prepared by UNSD
  • Agenda item (2) Open GWG day on 21 October 2018
    • Update prepared by UNSD
  • Agenda item (3) Global Platform
    • Update by Mark Craddock
  • Agenda item (4) Task Teams
    • Update by UNSD
  • Agenda item (5) Schedule of GWG Bureau meetings
  • Agenda item (6) Other Business

GWG Bureau Meeting 9 11 July 2018

Agenda
  • Agenda item (1) Minutes of Meeting 8
    • Minutes prepared by UNSD
  • Agenda item (2) UN World Data Forum – Open GWG day on 21 October 2018
  • Agenda item (3) Position paper on partnerships of GWG with private sector
    • Update UNSD, Statistics Canada
  • Agenda item (4) Projects for Proof of Concept
    • Update by UNSD, Statistics Canada
  • Agenda item (5) Other Business
    • Update by UNSD on meeting with UN Global Pulse and visit of Mark and Gavin

GWG Bureau Meeting 8 27 June 2018

Agenda
  • Agenda item (1) Minutes of Meeting 7
    • Minutes prepared by UNSD
  • Agenda item (2) TOR and profiles for advisory group and its members
    • Note prepared by UNSD
  • Agenda item (3) UN World Data Forum – GWG day on 21 October 2018
    • Update by UNSD and FCSA
  • Agenda item (4) Position paper on partnerships of GWG with private sector
    • Introduction by UNSD
  • Agenda item (5) Projects for Proof of Concept
    • Update by UNSD
  • Agenda item (6) Other Business

GWG Bureau Meeting 7 31 May 2018

Agenda
  • Agenda item (1) Minutes of Meeting 6
    • Minutes prepared by UNSD
  • Agenda item (2) GWG website revision
    • Note prepared by UNSD
  • Agenda item (3) TOR and profiles for advisory group and its members
    • Note prepared by UNSD
  • Agenda item (4) Big Data activity in Africa & 6th Big Data Conference
    • African Development Bank
  • Agenda item (5) UN World Data Forum – GWG day on 21 October 2018
    • UNSD and FCSA
  • Agenda item (6) Availability of data, methods and algorithms on the global platform
  • Agenda item (7) Other Business

GWG Bureau Meeting 6 31 May 2018

Agenda
  • Agenda item (1) Minutes of meeting 5
  • Agenda item (2) Note and TOR template for Task Teams
  • Agenda item (3) Note and TOR for Scientific and technology Advisory Group
  • Agenda item (4) World Data Forum
  • Agenda item (5) Other business

GWG Bureau Meeting 5
16 May 2018

Agenda
  • Agenda item (1) Minutes of meeting
  • Agenda item (2) Note and TOR template for Task Teams
  • Agenda item (3) Work on the legal, ethical and funding considerations
  • Agenda item (4) Other business

Meeting documents


GWG Bureau Meeting 4
2 May 2018

Agenda
  • Agenda item (1) Structure of the GWG and membership of the GWG Bureau
    • Note by UNSD
  • Agenda item (2) Minutes of Meeting 2 and Meeting 3
    • Minutes prepared by UNSD
  • Agenda item (3) TOR template for Task Teams
    • Note by UNSD and Statistics Denmark
  • Agenda item (4) Work on the Legal, Ethics, Partnerships, Data Access, Advocacy and Funding issues
    • Note by co-Chairs
  • Agenda item (5) Other business

GWG Bureau Meeting 3
19 April 2018

Agenda
  • Agenda item (1) Minutes of meeting
  • Agenda item (2) Note and TOR template for Task Teams
  • Agenda item (3) Work on the legal, ethical and funding considerations
  • Agenda item (4) Other business

GWG Bureau Meeting 2
5 April 2018

Agenda
  • Agenda item (1) Meeting schedule
    • Update by UNSD
  • Agenda item (2) GWG membership and GWG Bureau
    • Update by UNSD
  • Agenda item (3) Future Big Data Conferences
    • Update by UNSD
  • Agenda item (4) Meetings with Microsoft, Alibaba, Google, Nielsen and IBM
    • Update by UNSD
  • Agenda item (5) Update of the GWG website
    • Update by UNSD
  • Agenda item (6) Work on the legal, ethical and funding considerations
    • Update by co-Chairs
  • Agenda item (7) TOR template for Task Teams
    • Update by Statistics Denmark
  • Agenda item (8) UN WDF
    • Update by UNSD

Meeting documents


GWG Bureau Meeting 1
21 March 2018

Agenda
  • Agenda item (1) UN Statistical Commission debrief
    • Note by Niels on the GWG to-do list
    • Note by UNSD on UNSC events and outcomes
  • Agenda item (2) UN World Data Forum
    • Status report by UNSD
  • Agenda item (3) Projects and Partnerships.
    • Note by UNSD on partnerships and project proposals
  • Agenda item (4) Domain Names for GWG website and platform
    • Note by UNSD on possible domain names
  • Agenda item (5) INFOTEC meeting of INEGI
    • INEGI to give oral explanation
  • Agenda item (6) Calendar of activities
    • Note by UNSD on super-calendar with activities and events related to the work of the GWG