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May
21
May/21 12:30 - May/21 14:00

Library Events Room (B.135). Palais des Nations, B Building, 1st Floor.

To confirm your attendance, please contact conversations@unige.ch

Fourth session of the Conversations with Academia series

When: 
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 12:30 to 14:00
Where: 

Library Events Room (B.135). Palais des Nations, B Building, 1st Floor.

The University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the United Nations Office at Geneva invite you to the fourth session of the Conversations with Academia series.

This session focuses on the value of composite indicators for monitoring and evaluation, such as measuring progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The number of composite indicators being constructed and used internationally is growing rapidly. Yet, while the complexity of quantitative techniques has increased, education and training in this field remains limited. By consequence, these simple numbers, expected to synthesize complex issues, are often presented to the public and used in political discourse without clear emphasis on their limitations and differing interpretations.

Our panel of experts will address the challenge of compiling and disseminating composite indicators, focusing on the guidelines for LCS (Leading, Composite and Sentiment) indicators, an initiative led by the Bureau of the Conference of European Statisticians.

The session is designed for both non-statisticians and statisticians. Please join us!

Light refreshments will be offered by UNIGE.

To confirm your attendance, please contact conversations@unige.ch