Access to data crucial for achieving global goals
On 14 November, a G20 side event entitled "Open data: enabling inclusive, sustainable and robust growth" took place in Antalya, Turkey.
The event was co-hosted by the Turkish presidency of the G20, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Delegates stated that "Open Data promises to be at the heart of the world's drive to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)".
"We believe that fostering transparency is an important way to prevent the exploitation of public resources for personal good," said Turkish Deputy Prime Minister, Cevdet Yilmaz.