July 18   Lee Kuan Yew   10:00 - 11:00   |   Strategy

Prosperity Is Not an Accident. Indices as an Instrument of City Governance

Data is the fuel of the technological revolution. Both businesses and cities are competing to collect the largest amounts of data. Many cities use the accumulated data to create ratings and indices that assess the work of city networks. Based on these data, city administrations can see which areas are being developed successfully, and which aspects need to be strengthened. The result is an effective decision-making process aimed at solving specific problems.

  • Which megacities have been successful in using data-driven ratings and indices? 
  • How can the city integrate and organise internal data sources? 
  • How can it cooperate with the owners of external data sources that are vital for the decision-making process? 
  • How is real time monitoring transforming change management in the city? 


Claudio Acioly
Chief of Training and Capacity Development, UN-Habitat


Eduardo Moreno
Director of Research and Capacity Development, UN-Habitat
Daria Chernikova
Deputy Director, Scientific and Educational Center for Urban and Regional Development, Tomsk State University


UN – Habitat