data revolution

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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

Bangladeshi-Canadian team road tests the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Written by Mallory Clyne, The North-South Institute. In the year 2000, world leaders adopted the Millennium Declaration, a global commitment to a peaceful, prosperous, and equitable world. The declaration included a set of targets for development and poverty reduction to be reached by 2015. These development targets are known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). … Continue reading

Talking ’bout a (data) revolution? Then let’s make it truly revolutionary

Written by Ben Taylor, Open Development Consultant with Twaweza, working on citizens’ agency and open government in East Africa. He blogs at mtega.com and tweets as @mtega. This post is written in a personal capacity and does not necessarily represent the views of Twaweza. “We call for a data revolution,” said the report of the high-level … Continue reading

The specter of big data is haunting the world, but has the data revolution already occurred?

Written by Prasanna Lal Das, open financial data program at the World Bank on the LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog “This isn’t the first age of revolution, but this one feels like it might not last 100 years. Our world is transmogrifying in front of our eyes – sometimes more forcefully than others – and the traditionally dry … Continue reading

Toward a Big Data Revolution for Sustainable Development

Written by Robert Kirkpatrick, Director, UN Global Pulse. This is the latest post in our blog series on ‘What kind of ‘data revolution’ do we need for post-2015?’ In choosing the term ‘revolution’, it is clear that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s High Level Panel sought to convey the magnitude of the data-driven transformation required for effective development in … Continue reading

Donors and a Data Revolution

Written by Amanda Glassman, writing on the Center for Global Development Blog: “The High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda calls for a “data revolution,” a new international initiative to improve the quality and scope of statistics and information available to citizens and policymakers. Such an initiative is particularly needed in sub-Saharan Africa where … Continue reading

What’s missing from the data revolution? People.

Written by Neva Frecheville, Co-chair, Beyond 2015, Lead Analyst Post-MDGs, CAFOD. This is the latest post in our blog series on ‘What kind of ‘data revolution’ do we need for post-2015?’ I find the post-2015 data debate both fascinating and disappointing, failing as it does in one key area. It’s ignoring power. The UN High Level Panel … Continue reading

Development data: how accurate are the figures?

Claire Melamed, from the Overseas Development Institute, has written a post on the Data Revolution in The Guardian, extracts from which you can read below. “You know a lot less than you think you do. Around 1.22 billion people live on less than a $1.25 (75p) day? Maybe, maybe not. Malaria deaths fell by 49% in Africa … Continue reading

Inequality in post-2015: focus on the targets, not the goals?

Claire Melamed, from the Overseas Development Institute, has published a new report on inequality entitled Inequality in post-2015: focus on the targets, not the goals? Its key messages include: There is a growing consensus that tackling the inequalities which hamper human progress should be part of a new set of sustainable development goals after 2015. … Continue reading

Data revolution for Sustainable Development

Written by Sabrina Juran, Technical Specialist, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) This is the latest post in our blog series on ‘What kind of ‘data revolution’ do we need for post-2015?’ The call of the UN’s High Level Panel on Post-2015 for a ‘data revolution’ is gaining momentum. But what does this call for a data revolution … Continue reading


January 1st, 2016
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