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Launch of a new blog series: What kind of data revolution do we need for post-2015?

There has been a great deal of interest in the recent call by the UN’s High Level Panel on post-2015 for a ‘data revolution’, and the idea is gaining momentum. There are many different ideas about what the ‘revolution’ might be, what it might do, and how it can help to improve outcomes for people. Is it about collecting data on new aspects of wellbeing, or through new technologies, or producing and using data in new ways to promote accountability? Or all three, or something else? As a first step in our research and collaboration on these ideas, ODI’s Growth Poverty and Inequality Programme is launching today a new blog series seeking to explore the myriad possibilities that a data revolution evokes. We are inviting diverse stakeholders who produce and/or use data to give their particular perspective on ‘what kind of data revolution is needed?’. We will aim to post a new blog every two to three days. Today we kick off with Morten Jerven’s views on five fundamental propositions that a ‘data revolution’ needs to take into account to truly make a difference.

Please let us know if you would be interested in contributing to this series, by contacting Emma Samman. We are aiming to include contributors from a range of sectors with distinctive ideas and positions on what specific gaps exist, what problems a data revolution might help solve, and how.

You can read the other posts in the series by following the links below:

Morten Jerven: “What kind of ‘data revolution’ do we need for post-2015?
Margo Cointreau & Mahesh Subedi:My data revolution is not your data revolution
Andrea Ordóñez:What to measure: the challenge for the data revolution
Molly Elgin-Cossart: Better Together: A partnership for the data revolution [Part I]
Michael Green:The Social Progress Index and Tackling the ‘Data Apartheid’
Laura Bacon: “A True Data Revolution Would Leave No One Behind
Rachel Litster: Youth Leadership in a Post 2015 World – A Big Idea that will Inspire a True Data Revolution
Sabina Alkire: “A new household survey to catalyse the data revolution
Kenneth Okwaroh: “A data revolution to end poverty
Molly Elgin-Cossart: Better Together: A partnership for the data revolution [Part II]
Daniel Hyslop: Resourcing a Data Revolution for Peace and Security
Sophie Mitra: Starting a disability-inclusive data revolution
Daniel Hyslop: Data needs for the Peace and Security agenda
Ian ThorpeA bottom-up data revolution for post-2015

 

Discussion

24 thoughts on “Launch of a new blog series: What kind of data revolution do we need for post-2015?

  1. Trying to propose answers to ‘what kind of data revolution is needed?’ I believe would better start by answering the question ‘what are the needed data?’ ; there are probably different revolutions whether one has in mind official statistics which are constructed data responding to democratic needs or other kinds of more organic data. Revolutions in new technologies are obviously enablers to these different data revolutions.

    Posted by Gérard Chenais (@GChenais) | November 8, 2013, 10:54 am

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