data revolution

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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

Is a Data Revolution underway, and if so, who will benefit?

Written by Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva, Oxfam’s Head of Research, at the ODI’s Cartagena Data Festival, on Oxfam’s From Poverty To Power blog A spectre is haunting the hallways of the international bureaucracy and national statistical offices – the spectre of the data revolution.  Now, that might suggest a contradiction in terms or the butt of a joke … Continue reading

What Gwyneth Paltrow can teach us about the data revolution

Written by Alicia Phillips Mandaville, Research Associate at Overseas Development Institute Last week, Gwyneth Paltrow tried, and failed, the “SNAP challenge”. Social media lit up with delighted condemnations of her efforts to live on the $29 (just under £20) per week allocated to Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients in the United States. And while … Continue reading

We don’t know how many people around the world are living in poverty

Written by Sarah Shearmans, journalist on Quartz blog “We live in a era of big data, but developing countries are suffering from a data drought: governments and the international community know less about the world’s poorest than they think. Often-quoted figures on levels of poverty, health and education in poor countries are little more than … Continue reading

Cartagena Data Festival

20 – 22 April Cartegena, Colombia The festival will be live streamed There is a central global inequality which hampers progress towards development. At the moment, we know the least about the people who have the least. But these are the people who need the world’s attention the most. Turning global or national aspirations to … Continue reading

Southern Voice Research Conference

Southern Voice Research Conference 16-17 February 2015, Istanbul. A research conference captioned Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals and Targets will be taking place in a week in Istanbul, organised by Southern Voice (SV) in association with Think Tank Initiative (TTI). It will be held on 16-17 February 2015 (Monday and Tuesday) and attended by members … Continue reading

Financing the Data Revolution – Elements for Success

This blog post is written by Sarah T. Lucas, Program Officer, Global Development and Population, at the Hewlett Foundation and adapted from her remarks at the January 22 UN Foundation and World Bank hosted consultation on financing the data revolution. It’s not too late to comment on the background papers. With less than six months … 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: 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


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