data revolution

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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: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Integration: Achieving a better balance between the economic, social and environmental dimensions – This report by the Stakeholder Forum examines integration in the OWG proposal for SDGs and, using stakeholder proposals, puts forward options for … Continue reading

Whither a revolution? Three observations in response to the Roadmap for a Country-led Data Revolution.

Written by Florian Krätke, Economist, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MoFEP) (floriankratke@gmail.com) in response to PARIS21’s public consultation. Discussions on the ‘data revolution’ have inflated what was previously a fringe debate. A much larger range of stakeholders are now asking for more, better, disaggregated and frequent data on all parts of public life post-2015. In … Continue reading

Funding the revolution

Written by Claire Melamed, Director of Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme at ODI and Grant Cameron, Manager at the World Bank Group (DECDG). A revolution starts with an idea, but to become real, it has to move quickly to a practical proposition about getting stuff done. And getting things done needs money. If the ideas generated … Continue reading

Asking people what they think: Using perceptions data to monitor the post-2015 agenda

Asking people what they think: Using perceptions data to monitor the post-2015 agenda – This working paper was produced by the Overseas Development Institute and written by Laura Rodríguez Takeuchi and Sébastien Hine with Cirenia Chávez. The call for a ‘data revolution’ has spurred debate around the inclusion of new data and indicators to measure progress towards … Continue reading

Why statisticians should welcome the Data Revolution

Written by Bill Anderson, Data Standards and Systems Advisor at Development Initiatives. “Here are two ideas of the moment: -Monitoring the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires a huge investment in an international framework that delivers globally compatible statistics. -Sustainable development requires a huge investment in data collection capacity so that decision makers at national and … Continue reading

Writing about a data revolution: between rhetoric and practical action

Written by Morten Jerven, Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University. “A world that counts” is a cleverly crafted motivational manifest.  But it is not a practical roadmap towards the applying a ‘data revolution’ to the sustainable development goals agenda. I identify the main weaknesses in the report as: Conflating statistics with data; lacking a theory for … Continue reading

Bringing the data revolution to education, and education to the data revolution

Written by Pauline Rose, Professor of International Education, University of Cambridge. Calls for a data revolution are putting the spotlight on the importance of more and better data as a means to hold policymakers to account for post-2015 goals. In many ways, education has been at the forefront of approaches to measuring progress over the past 15 … Continue reading

Implementing the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Bringing Country Level Perspectives to United Nations Discussions

Written by Jenna Slotin, Deputy-Director, Post-2015 Initiative, at the United Nations Foundation. In today’s world, data form the basis of much of our lives. For those of us who work in development – nothing rings truer. Reliable and accurate data allows us to make specific policy decisions, shows us where best to focus our interventions, … Continue reading

The Eradication of Poverty is Threatened by our Dependence on Partial Data

Written 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

Universality Post-2015 – The Good, the Bad and … the Necessary (Part I)

Written by Shannon Kindornay, Adjunct Research Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University. She is also member of the Post-2015 Data Test team. This article originally appeared on the Post-2015 Data Test website. For just over a year I have been working with seven country teams to road test the universal post-2015 sustainable development … Continue reading


January 1st, 2016
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