IEU at UN World Data Forum: Rethinking data- listening to government's experiences

Hangzhou, Zhejiang
27 April 2023

  • Event type External event
  • Participation
    By invitation only
  • Date 27 April 2023
  • Location Hangzhou, Zhejiang

The IEU's Susumu Yoshida will take part in UN World Data Forum as part of the UNDP session: 'Rethinking data- listening to government's experiences.'

Event Information

Date: Thursday 27 April 2023
Time: 13:15 - 14:15 Hangzhou time / 14:15 - 15:15 KST 
Format: hybrid 

Event Description

The session 'Rethinking data: listening to government's experiences’ aims to offer the perspective, experiences and views of Bangladesh and Malawi’s government counterparts on how the data collection processes from impact evaluations led to rethinking policy, interventions and public services. It also aims to shed light on empirical linkages between effective data use, better policies and delivery, and more tailored services for the most vulnerable populations facing the consequences of climate change. 


  • Welcome Remarks and overview of the panel by Moderator by Babatunde Abidoye, Global Policy Advisor, UNDP

  • Overview: work of UNDP on impact evaluations/data for enhancing evidence-informed interventions by Maria Moz-Christofoletti, Economic Policy Specialist, UNDP 

  • Overview: the LORTA programme by Susumu Yoshida, Evaluation Specialist, GCF/IEU

  • Experience from Malawi: perspectives on the impact evaluation process and how it has led to rethink the importance of IE/data for policy-making by Geoffrey Chilombo, Agricultural Communications Officer, Ministry of Agriculture and Ted Nyekanyeka, Knowledge Management and M&E Specialist, UNDP Malawi

  • Experience from Bangladesh: perspectives on the impact evaluation process and how it has led to rethink the importance of IE/data for policy-making by Mohammad Iftekhar Hossain, Project Coordination Specialist/Joint Secretary (Ministry of Public Administration) and Project Coordination Specialist, UNDP Bangladesh

  • Challenges and lessons learnt from LORTA and on the IE process (Bangladesh and Malawi perspectives) by Susumu Yoshida, Mohammad Iftekhar Hossain, Geoffrey Chilombo and Ted Nyekanyeka

  • Q&A

  • Closing by Babatunde Abidoye

About the Forum

The United Nations World Data Forum 2023 will feature more than 100 events, 70 parallel sessions, 30 learning labs, exhibits and much more.
Member States, civil society, the private sector, as well as the UN agencies and other organizations are invited to showcase their good practices and success around the 4 themes of the Forum.