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Development & Climate days: Zero poverty. Zero emissions.

6-7 December 2015 9:00 – 17:30 Country Club, Lima Hotel, Peru An ODI, CDKN, IIED and Red Cross/ Red Crescent Climate Centre event. For the first time in history, an opportunity exists to integrate global efforts to tackle climate change and poverty, setting the world on a path to achieve zero extreme poverty and zero net emissions … Continue reading

Open letter: Staging a Data Revolution

The Data Manifesto: Staging a Data Revolution – This briefing from Development Initiatives calls for a Data Revolution that sets a new political agenda, puts existing data to work, improves the way data is gathered and ensures that information can be used. It sets out 12 steps to achieve this.

Informing a Medical Data Revolution

Written by Dr. P. Niclas Broer, M.D. Reconstructive Surgeon at Bogenhausen Teaching Hospital, Technical University Munich and Sabrina Juran, M.Sc., Technical Specialist: Data and Research at United Nations Population Fund. More and better data are important for health care outcomes and can make a difference to and for people’s health, especially for those at the margins of … 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: Copenhagen Consensus Trade papers – Implementing the Doha Development Agenda will make the world $500 trillion dollars richer and by 2030 lift a staggering 160 million more people out of extreme poverty. The latest set of research by the Copenhagen Consensus … Continue reading

Older people: the forgotten generation

Written by Ken Bluestone, Age International’s Political and Policy Adviser. The UN is on the cusp of the next stage of negotiations for the international development framework to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) post-2015. All eyes are looking to the new sustainable development goals (SDGs) to set a new standard for international cooperation with lofty … Continue reading

A Data Revolution to Match the Ambition of ‘Leaving no one Behind’

Written by Emma Samman, Research Fellow at Overseas Development Institute and José Manuel Roche, Head of Research at Save the Children UK. If we are going to ‘get to zero’, we need a data revolution that permits us to assess progress in the circumstances of disadvantaged and marginalized groups, whatever their size. Often these groups … Continue reading

Open Letter: The Data Revolution for Sustainable Development – the imperative to prioritise vulnerable children

This open letter comes from World Vision. It summarises World Vision’s belief that the success of the post-2015 framework should be measured by its ability to reach the most disadvantaged and vulnerable children in the hardest places to live and gives specific recommendations to IEAG such as giving priority to better counting and reaching the most vulnerable children, … Continue reading

Open Letter: The data revolution for development

This open letter to the IEAG (Independent Expert Advisory Group) focuses on What it means for the UN Population Division/DESA as users of nationally generated data. It looks at the importance of better coverage, quality, timeliness and accessibility of national data which are needed in order to improve the quality and comparability of international estimates.  

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


January 1st, 2016
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