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ISE at the 2020 UN World Data Forum


ISE is excited to feature our Data & Digital team’s Reform Sequencing Tracker at the virtual 2020 UN World Data Forum taking place on October 19-21. Registration is free but required to view our online exhibition here. Be sure to also check out the Forum’s other great exhibitions and events showcasing the latest data solutions and ideas to support the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

About the Reform Sequencing Tracker

ISE’s Reform Sequencing Tracker (RST) is an ambitious endeavor to codify the sequence and performance of government reforms after periods of crisis –whether conflict, natural disaster, political transformation, financial crisis or pandemic. Sequencing reforms is born out of necessity, not preference – in an ideal scenario, leaders have unlimited resources to pursue the wide breadth of reforms their states need. However, as we know, the realities of a post-crisis context require a series of difficult decisions. While extensive research exists on what reforms are needed, very little explores what sequence and levers of transformation have been used over time. The RST allows researchers and decision-makers to analyze the extensive dataset, look up reform pathways by common challenges, and understand the specific actions taken by different countries in different crisis contexts. To date, over 24,000 reform actions have been coded in 26 countries.