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[NEWS] Education sector rot done through diversion of resources – Report



A research on “Corruption risk at the basic education Level and the likely impact on achieving the SDGs 4 and 16”, has cited misappropriation of resources and abuse of the system as the main corruption behaviour in the country’s basic education sector.

This was disclosed at a restitution meeting and awareness campaign on the research, organised by the Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) in collaboration with the Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition (GNECC), with funding support from Transparency International.

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[NEWS] Increase Allocation for Education, Health

擬議預算中的教育和衛生撥款分別較去年增加5.2%和13.2%。 專家表示,這兩個行業的配額分別應該增加25%和20%左右,以幫助實現可持續發展目標(SDG)。 事實上,如果孟加拉國想改變未來,實現2010年國家教育政策和2021年遠景規定的目標,並投資於每個人的全民健康覆蓋面,那麼他們應該在教育方面投入更多的資金。

Allocations for education and health in the proposed budget rose by 5.2 percent and 13.2 percent respectively from the outgoing fiscal year’s. Experts say that allocations for these two sectors should increase by around 25 and 20 percent, respectively, to help achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In fact, Bangladesh should invest more in education if it wants to change its future and achieve the goals set in the National Education Policy 2010 and Vision 2021, and also invest in the universal health coverage for everyone.

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[NEWS] Global Covenant of Mayors Launches Agenda for City Research and Innovation



Through its new office in Brussels, Belgium, the Covenant will facilitate enhanced efforts to realize the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change and to build a low-carbon future.

The City Research and Innovation agenda will address knowledge, data and innovation gaps to help cities undertake accelerated and more ambitious climate action through urban-focused research.

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Global Covenant of Mayors Launches Agenda for City Research and Innovation

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[NEWS] International Development: Poor Data Hold Back Human Progress

科技愛好者聲稱大數據可能會革新政府並改變社會。 但許多國家缺乏有關其人口的基本信息。

經濟合作與發展組織Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development(OECD)在去年10月發布的報告中警告說,薄弱的統計系統阻礙了人類進步。


Tech enthusiasts claim Big Data could revolutionize governments and transform society. But many nations lack basic information about their populations.

Weak statistical systems are holding back human progress, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) warned in a report published in October last year.

The club of mostly rich nations fears that a lack of basic data is hindering progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations’ 17-point action plan for global prosperity, because policymakers cannot allocate resources efficiently.

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[NEWS] Coherence and Effectiveness in Financing Sustainable Development




Two complementary Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) -supported studies examine ways to move towards ‘Towards a More Coherent, Integrated View of Financing Sustainable Development’.

Development Initiatives published a paper on how official development assistance can create an enabling environment to support private investment.

The Investment Integration Project released a report on measuring the effectiveness of investments towards SDG achievement.

Read full article: SDG Knowledge Weekly: Coherence and Effectiveness in Financing Sustainable Development

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[NEWS] WSIS Forum Highlights Critical Role of Information Technologies in Advancing SDGs

在World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)論壇開幕式期間,聯合國秘書長António Guterres說,“連接未連接的(connecting the unconnected) ”對於實現“2030年可持續發展議程”,分享信息和給予所有人發言權至關重要。


信息社會世界峰會獎(WSIS Prizes)在實施以發展為導向的戰略方面取得了成功,這些戰略利用信息通信技術的力量支持可持續發展目標。

During the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum opening ceremony, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said: “connecting the unconnected” is crucial for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and for sharing information and giving all people a voice.

The Forum demonstrated how the WSIS and SDG processes are aligned at the implementation level and how this alignment can be strengthened.

WSIS Prizes recognized success in implementing development-oriented strategies that leverage the power of ICTs in support of the SDGs.

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Government Secondary Schools in Hong Kong

This layer shows the location of the Government Secondary Schools in Hong Kong. It is a subset of the geo-referenced public facility data made available by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and converted to Esri File Geodatabase format.


This data can be used to search location of government secondary schools in Hong Kong to monitor and measure Government Secondary Schools usage.

2 APIs are provided as below:

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