Date: Nov. 30, 2009
Place: London, UK
Economic and Social Data Service
The theme of the conference is Real Data - Real World and the event will be an
opportunity for users and providers of international data to meet and share their
ideas on issues relating to international data research.
The event will have a strong focus on Inter-Governmental Organisation data
providers with speakers from the International Monetary Fund, the Organisation for
Economic Cooperation and Development, the United Nations Industrial
Development Organization and the International Energy Agency. The programme
also includes a presentation on a longitudinal study of childhood poverty from the
Young Lives international research project.
The academic community is also well represented with researchers using
international data in their work speaking on topics such as 'Financial Risks and
Banking Sector Performance' and 'Financial Dollarization and European Union
Membership'. The final session of the day will include a presentation on
'International Collaboration', which will discuss access to and sharing of data
resources to help understand and resolve complex challenges of the modern world.
This event is intended to appeal to members of the academic community using the
international databanks in their research and teaching, data librarians and
producers of international data resources. The event is free and open to all but
capacity is limited, so booking is essential.