//
archives

data revolution

This tag is associated with 102 posts

Country priorities for data development: what does history tell us?

​Foreign donors can be instrumental in building effective statistical capacity but run the risk of driving through their own agendas, rather than following a national strategy. To make this less likely, this report, by Amina Khan, Joseph Wales and Elizabeth Stuart, considers the question: what are country priorities and how should they condition donor investments in statistcs?  … Continue reading

Post-2015 Zero Draft: Where Does CIVICUS Stand on Citizen-Generated Data?

This post is written by Jack Cornforth, Senior Project Officer and Kate Higgins, Manager, DataShift, CIVICUS, and appears on the CIVICUS DataShift blog After years of preparatory consultations and months of negotiations, the zero draft of the Post-2015 Summit outcome document was published earlier this month. There has been some useful commentary on where the draft does … Continue reading

Data for development

This post is written by Jeffrey D. Sachs, Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management, and Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on the Millennium Development Goals, and is published on Project Syndicate. NEW YORK – The data revolution is rapidly transforming every part … Continue reading

Who should measure the Sustainable Development Goals?

Amid conversations about indicators for measuring progress on the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, Saferworld’s Thomas Wheeler explores the question of who should be producing the data that these global indicators will rely on. He explores the benefits of using national statistical systems to measure progress, but also makes the case for third parties playing a significant … Continue reading

What’s measured is also political

This post is written by Amina Khan, Research Officer, Growth, Poverty and Inequality, and Elizabeth Stuart, Research Fellow, Growth, Poverty and Inequality, ODI There is, now, a widespread recognition that statistical activity is as much political as it is technical, and that if the data revolution is to deliver its full potential, the capacity of … Continue reading

Demographers Are Coming Into the Big Tent of the Data Revolution

This blog post is written by Kristen Stelljes, Program Officer, Hewlett Foundation At the Hewlett Foundation, we believe that the data revolution should be a big tent where data experts and users of all stripes come together to swap ideas and form new and interesting partnerships. And there’s one group in particular that I think … Continue reading

Exclusion in household surveys: causes, impacts and ways forward

The 2013 call of the High Level Panel on Post-2015 for a ‘data revolution’, echoed in the recent report of the Independent Expert Advisory Group (IEAG) on the data revolution, has given renewed impetus to data collection efforts to ensure that ‘no one is left behind’. Household surveys are the workhorse of MDG data reporting … Continue reading

Digital revolutionaries are all human — but we can compensate for that

This post is written by Alicia Phillips Mandaville, Research Associate at Overseas Development Institute and Vice President of Amida Technology All humans make mistakes and those who publish data ranking poor countries’ levels of state fragility are no different.  But when potential errors affect millions of dollars and thousands of lives, for the sake of … Continue reading

Life After the Cartagena Data Festival – We’ll Never Be the Same

This blog post is written by Kristen Stelljes, Program Officer, Hewlett Foundation The Data Revolution for Sustainable Development has brought all kinds of data nerds out of the woodwork. Enthusiasts are talking about the need for better data, using data to make better decisions, and how best to take advantage of all types of data, … Continue reading

Toward an African Data Revolution

This blog post is written by Rachel Quint, Program Fellow, Global Development and Population Programme, at the Hewlett Foundation. As Sarah wrote in her recent blog post, “April 2015: Five Headlines from a Big Month for the Data Revolution,” one of the key “headlines” from April was an event hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission … Continue reading

Countdown

January 1st, 2016
6 months to go.

Site facilitated by ODI

This site is facilitated by the Overseas Development Institute.
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 10,509 other followers