data revolution

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Why the SDGs must include older people to ‘leave no one behind’

Written by Rachel Albone, HIV policy advisor for HelpAge International on Devex. “In the discussions held over the last 18 months on the post-2015 agenda, member states, U.N. representatives and other stakeholders all agreed the future Sustainable Development Goals should “leave no one behind.” HelpAge International, together with the NGO Committee on Ageing in New … 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: Making it Happen: Oxfam’s Proposal for the Post 2015 Framework - paper putting forward Oxfam’s proposal for what new goals and targets should be included and how they can be designed to bring about lasting change. Advocacy Toolkit: Influencing … Continue reading

The challenges and rewards of measuring global learning after 2015

Written by Ray Adams of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) in a series on the five proposed outcome-oriented post-2015 global education targets on the EFA website. “In the discussion of post-2015 global education goals, there appears to be general agreement that the assessment of learning outcomes must have a place alongside ensuring equitable access to good quality … Continue reading

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


January 1st, 2016
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