The Data Manifesto: Staging a Data Revolution – This briefing from Development Initiatives calls for a Data Revolution that sets a new political agenda, puts existing data to work, improves the way data is gathered and ensures that information can be used. It sets out 12 steps to achieve this.
Written by Dr. P. Niclas Broer, M.D. Reconstructive Surgeon at Bogenhausen Teaching Hospital, Technical University Munich and Sabrina Juran, M.Sc., Technical Specialist: Data and Research at United Nations Population Fund. More and better data are important for health care outcomes and can make a difference to and for people’s health, especially for those at the margins of … Continue reading
Written by Emma Samman, Research Fellow at Overseas Development Institute and José Manuel Roche, Head of Research at Save the Children UK. If we are going to ‘get to zero’, we need a data revolution that permits us to assess progress in the circumstances of disadvantaged and marginalized groups, whatever their size. Often these groups … Continue reading
This open letter comes from World Vision. It summarises World Vision’s belief that the success of the post-2015 framework should be measured by its ability to reach the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children in the hardest places to live and gives specific recommendations to IEAG such as giving priority to better counting and reaching the most vulnerable children, … Continue reading
This open letter to the IEAG (Independent Expert Advisory Group) focuses on What it means for the UN Population Division/DESA as users of nationally generated data. It looks at the importance of better coverage, quality, timeliness and accessibility of national data which are needed in order to improve the quality and comparability of international estimates.
By Michael Green, Executive Director of the Social Progress Imperative Over the next 12 months the amount of aid for millions of the world’s poorest people is going to be slashed. Why? Because the countries they live in have crossed the threshold from low-income to middle-income status. The poor of Vietnam and India will still … Continue reading
This second open letter is from Partners for a people-centered Data Revolution and calls on the UN Secretary-General’s Independent Expert Advisory Group on the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development to set out an ambitious agenda for a people centred data revolution which leaves no one behind. The letter presents a six point plan for the IEAG to … Continue reading
The first of a number of open letters ‘Defining and successfully accomplishing the Data Revolution: The perspective of Demographers‘ comes from the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population. This briefing identifies the possible unique contributions to the Data Revolution of the global community of demographers and population scientists. It draws particular attention to two … Continue reading
Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post. Below, read today’s selection: Why Children’s Protection from Violence Should be at the Heart of the Post-2015 Development Agenda – The main focus of this report is to review National Consultations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and children’s call for inclusion of child protection … Continue reading
Written by Claire Melamed, Director of the Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme at ODI, on the Guardian Global development, poverty matters blog “One might not think of statisticians or computer geeks as natural revolutionaries. But that, it turns out, would be unfair, because statisticians and computer geeks are in the vanguard of what could prove … Continue reading