We generate knowledge and provide tools for the visibility, strengthening and potentialization of the use of data for sustainable development, to impact evidenced-based decision-making.



The International Organization for Migration (IOM) defines a migrant as any person who moves or has moved across an international border or within a country, outside their usual place of residence regardless of: 1) Their legal status; 2) The voluntary or involuntary nature of the displacement; 3) The causes of displacement; or 4) The duration of the stay.

The multidimensional crisis produced by COVID-19 has highlighted the risks of the most vulnerable populations, including migrants. We present the current situation of Venezuelan migrants in Colombia, describing the main findings and challenges in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


International migration has always been a topic of debate that addresses, on the one hand, the sovereignty of a country and the well-being of its citizens, and, on the other, respect for the rights and human development of any person. There are complex aspects such as social discontent, cultural shocks, the redistribution of national resources or the lack of political will that create an inhospitable environment for both migrants and nationals.


In this paper, we present the use of Sentiment Analysis in implementing SDGs through a use case which addresses the problem of immigration in Colombia and in Costa Rica. For this purpose, we have proposed a new Machine Learning (ML) based Sentiment Analysis approach on data related to immigration in these two countries, collected from Twitter.



We represent the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD) in Latin America and the Caribbean through the promotion of initiatives to strengthen inclusive data ecosystems.

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Progress and challenges in measuring the SDGs: GPSDD Latam partners meeting

In the framework of the 51st Session of the United Nations Statistical Commission, Cepei and the Global Partnership organized a working meeting with Latin American partners on the progress and challenges in the implementation of the SDGs.

The University of the West Indies and Cepei joined efforts to develop the BD4D Caribbean initiative

The University of the West Indies and Cepei organized two workshops in Kingston, Jamaica, on big data and data visualization for local private sector representatives, academia, statistical offices and data and statistics experts.

Data Republica is a data lab that promotes capacity building, evidence-based knowledge generation, and data ecosystems, linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Rebuilding Mocoa through data: using big data for decision-making

How can big data contribute to decision-making? Data Republica launches a new data story, with the support of Cepei, Telefónica Movistar and LUCA. On April 1, 2020, on the occasion of the tragedy that the Colombian city of Mocoa experienced in 2017, this story will be launched on

In Cali, Colombia, the use of data is promoted to solve social problems

Cepei together with Telefónica Movistar, Esri, the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and the OSDAL Network, brought together 30 participants from different sectors for a workshop on early childhood data for the SDGs, where version 2.0 of was launched.

Data for Now

We coordinate the Data for Now initiative in Colombia and Paraguay through innovative solutions that promote the timely production of data for the measurement of the SDGs.

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Governance and indicators workshop: “Towards a water information system in Paraguay”

As part of the activities of the Data for Now initiative that Cepei carries out, between May 28 and 29, we organized this workshop that sought to explore the governance and architecture of the Paraguayan Water Information System, focusing on the measurement of SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), as well as the management of natural disasters.


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Visualizing COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean: Challenges and opportunities for the region

We present the control boards or dashboards of the 33 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, with general information about the positive COVID-19 cases, the number of deaths and patients recovered, the contagion figures disaggregated by dates from the first reports . Know them here.


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Statistical Conference of the Americas ECLAC 2020

From August 25 to 27, the Statistical Conference of the Americas was held virtually, where Cepei made a presentation on the milestones of the Data for Now initiative in Colombia and Paraguay, pioneer countries in the Latin American region. Data for Now promotes and coordinates alliances to close information gaps and improve existing data that allow monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals.


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Strategic partnership between DANE and CEPEI to promote the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs in Colombia

The National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE) of Colombia and Cepei signed a memorandum of understanding to advance in the fulfillment of the development commitments of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.


We generate partnerships with organizations committed to the promotion of sustainable development.

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“Apoyo a la inclusión y articulación productiva en #MERCOSUR a través de cadenas de valor”: un tema clave para la recuperación post #COVID19 en el ciclo de formación continua @una_web, CePE y RedPA #Paraguay. Planificar las intervenciones del proceso de fortalecimiento productivo

📢 @infoCEPEI will participate in the #webinar #SDGs & Human Rights: leading the way to #COVID19 response & recovery, organized by @HumanRightsDK and the ‘Right On’ initiative, to which our Governance area Coordinator was invited. Register here:

📢 @infoCEPEI participará del #webinar #SDGs and Human Rights: leading the way to #COVID19 response & recovery, organizado por @HumanRightsDK y the ‘Right On’ initiative, del cual hará parte nuestro coordinador del área de Gobernanza. Regístrate aquí: