Event date: 

14 Jul 2016

Event location: 

United Nations Conference Building, Conference Room E - New York

The Role of Citizens in Data Collection and Accountability combined with EVERYONE COUNTS: Using citizen-generated data to monitor progress against the SDGs (side event during the High level Political Forum for which the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) is one of the co-organisers).


The 2030 Agenda is about the people, for the people and with the people. The notion of accountability to all citizens supports this and is also the guarantee for the overarching principle of ‘Leaving No One Behind’. The success of the 2030 Agenda depends on mechanisms in place that provide opportunities for citizens to raise their voice and participate. This must be supported by data as a key foundation for decision making. Join us to rally support to push this agenda forward and spread the word. The discussion will provide practical recommendations and concrete examples linking the data revolution and accountability mechanism, serving as an example for national and regional multi-stakeholder collaboration.

This event will inspire action, launch the Everyone Counts initiative and elaborate on:

  • The importance and relevance of accountability to all citizens everywhere and how this can be strengthened by citizen-generated data and enhance official statistics
  • Examples of data collection from two marginalised groups: older persons and persons with disabilities
  • Opportunities to improve SDG outcomes and local service provision through delivering social accountability approaches - like community scorecards - at scale through multiple partners
  • How social accountability approaches that produce citizen-generated data can be scaled and aggregated to contribute to SDG monitoring using ICTs
  • How multiple partners can collaborate to connect and utilize data at national and regional levels for joint advocacy, learning and generate public dialogue around priority areas


For more information, please see the save the date flyer for this event.