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Towards A Strategy for the Data Revolution: Outcomes from the July 11 – 12 Experts’ Workshop draft document

Data Revolution expert workshop outcome document

We must continue to make the case for transparency in the post-2015 agenda

Written by Jeannet Lingán, Advocacy Manager at Publish What You Fund After months of discussion – and at times, confusion – we are finally able to see the light at the end of the post-2015 development agenda tunnel. This comes in the form of two much anticipated publications: the outcome of the Open Working Group on … Continue reading

The ‘X-file’ and the need for Civil Registration and Vital Statistics systems post-2015

Written by Laura Rodriguez Takeuchi, Research Officer in ODI’s Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme. In the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), countries committed to reduce the under-five mortality rate by two thirds between 1990 and 2015. Despite progress, it is likely that the target will not be met. UNICEF estimates that in 2012, 6.6 million children died … Continue reading

Data revolution from the bottom-up

Written by Amanda Glassman, Director of Global Health Policy and a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. Data revolutionaries around the world (myself included) are using every forum possible to call for more and better data that is disaggregated, produced more frequently, more open and more useable.  Recently, my colleague Alex Ezeh at … Continue reading

The Data Revolution: Orwellian nightmare or boon to people power?

Written by David McNair, Director of Transparency at ONE. ‘Algorithmic regulation’ – a new term coined by Silicon Valley tech pioneer Timothy O’Reilly – is an equally fascinating and terrifying notion. O’Reilly, (who also coined the term ‘Web 2.0’) describes the way in which the so-called ‘internet of things’ – the web of connections between smart … Continue reading

Post-2015 resources round-up

Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post.  Below, read today’s selection: Towards A Strategy for the Data Revolution: Outcomes from the July 11 – 12 Experts’ Workshop – On the 9th and 10th July, data experts from around the globe met in London at a workshop – co-organised by ODI, the Bill … Continue reading

Why the SDGs must include older people to ‘leave no one behind’

Written by Rachel Albone, HIV policy advisor for HelpAge International on Devex. “In the discussions held over the last 18 months on the post-2015 agenda, member states, U.N. representatives and other stakeholders all agreed the future Sustainable Development Goals should “leave no one behind.” HelpAge International, together with the NGO Committee on Ageing in New … Continue reading

Post-2015 resources round-up

Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post.  Below, read today’s selection: Making it Happen: Oxfam’s Proposal for the Post 2015 Framework – paper putting forward Oxfam’s proposal for what new goals and targets should be included and how they can be designed to bring about lasting change. Advocacy Toolkit: Influencing … Continue reading

The challenges and rewards of measuring global learning after 2015

Written by Ray Adams of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in a series on the five proposed outcome-oriented post-2015 global education targets on the EFA website. “In the discussion of post-2015 global education goals, there appears to be general agreement that the assessment of learning outcomes must have a place alongside ensuring equitable access to good quality … Continue reading

Wanted: Urban data revolution for post 2015 sustainable development goals

Written by David Satterthwaite, senior fellow at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and Visiting Professor at the Development Planning Unit, University College London on the IIED blog. “The focus is on what indicators to use to measure and monitor progress towards these new goals. But there is little discussion of how to … Continue reading

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