Judging impact in the SDG era: The crossroads of data science and M&E


About this Event

In an era marked by rapid technological change...

Data science and next generation measurement approaches and tools—be they big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, satellite imagery or mobile technology—are opening new possibilities for addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). What are the implications for how we judge impact?

On behalf of The Rockefeller Foundation and UN Women, this panel brings together industry experts from diverse schools of thought to explore how data science and new M&E technologies are supporting efforts to assess the SDGs. Among the various topics, we will explore are:

  • Tensions and trade-offs in the adoption of these new capabilities
  • Ways to ensure we move toward an equitable and inclusive future
  • Questions we should be asking ourselves now, but aren’t


  • Linda Raftree, Co-founder @ MERL Tech
  • Mark Latonero, Data & Human Rights @ Data & Society
  • Shravanti Reddy, Evaluation @ UN Women
  • Evan Tachovsky, Data & Technology @ The Rockefeller Foundation

Location: The Rockefeller Foundation, 420 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10018, United States

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Event Details

Lead Organization


  • Other


  • Global / Global

Start Date

  • 11 Oct 2019

End Date

  • 11 Oct 2019

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