This session will be of interest to national, regional and international data users and producers of statistical, Earth observations, and geospatial datasets interested in applying and improving interoperability between these datasets. The Global Indicator Framework provides the opportunity for countries to adequately and systematically address and integrate new data sources and methodologies. Use of common frameworks, standards, methods and frameworks will be a key feature. The session will use key examples of how countries and international agencies are looking at data availability and the use of new and innovative data sources. It will also highlight how global data sources will need to be more fully recognized and incorporated in the measuring and monitoring process, including in capacity development needs, contributing to the work of the custodian agencies, and supporting national data sources to produce new and timely statistics for SDG implementations.