data revolution

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Partners for a Data Revolution Open Letter to the IEAG

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

Open letter: Defining and successfully accomplishing the Data Revolution

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

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: 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

The data revolution is coming and it will unlock the corridors of power

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

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: Call for Innovations – PARIS21 has coordinated a global ‘call for innovations’ following on from the Data Revolution Expert Workshop held in London in July, to build on the work compiling a catalogue of innovative solutions carried out as … Continue reading

What actions in Innovation are needed for the Data Revolution to happen?

Written by Trevor Fletcher, Project Manager of “Informing the Data Revolution”, at PARIS21. Dear fellow data revolutionaries, We’re all aware that technological innovation has led to a massive increase in the availability and use of data, and we know that that innovations are an essential ingredient in the recipe required to make the Data Revolution happen, … Continue reading

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


January 1st, 2016
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