data revolution

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Exclusion in household surveys: causes, impacts and ways forward

The 2013 call of the High Level Panel on Post-2015 for a ‘data revolution’, echoed in the recent report of the Independent Expert Advisory Group (IEAG) on the data revolution, has given renewed impetus to data collection efforts to ensure that ‘no one is left behind’. Household surveys are the workhorse of MDG data reporting … Continue reading

Digital revolutionaries are all human — but we can compensate for that

This post is written by Alicia Phillips Mandaville, Research Associate at Overseas Development Institute and Vice President of Amida Technology All humans make mistakes and those who publish data ranking poor countries’ levels of state fragility are no different.  But when potential errors affect millions of dollars and thousands of lives, for the sake of … Continue reading

Life After the Cartagena Data Festival – We’ll Never Be the Same

This blog post is written by Kristen Stelljes, Program Officer, Hewlett Foundation The Data Revolution for Sustainable Development has brought all kinds of data nerds out of the woodwork. Enthusiasts are talking about the need for better data, using data to make better decisions, and how best to take advantage of all types of data, … Continue reading

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


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