data revolution series

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Wanted: data revolution to track new U.N. development goals

This post is written by Katie Nguyen and first appeared on the Thompson Reuters Foundation website. LONDON, Sept 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – By 2030, we should be living healthier, more prosperous lives on a greener, cleaner planet helped by robust policies to combat climate change and use precious resources, like water, wisely. That is, … Continue reading

April 2015: Five Headlines from a Big Month for the Data Revolution

This blog post is written by Sarah T. Lucas, Program Officer, Global Development and Population, at the Hewlett Foundation If the history of the data revolution were written today, it would include three major dates. May 2013, when the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda first coined the phrase “data revolution.” November 2014, … 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

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

Writing about a data revolution: between rhetoric and practical action

Written by Morten Jerven, Associate Professor at Simon Fraser University. “A world that counts” is a cleverly crafted motivational manifest.  But it is not a practical roadmap towards the applying a ‘data revolution’ to the sustainable development goals agenda. I identify the main weaknesses in the report as: Conflating statistics with data; lacking a theory for … Continue reading

Bringing the data revolution to education, and education to the data revolution

Written by Pauline Rose, Professor of International Education, University of Cambridge. Calls for a data revolution are putting the spotlight on the importance of more and better data as a means to hold policymakers to account for post-2015 goals. In many ways, education has been at the forefront of approaches to measuring progress over the past 15 … Continue reading

We need a ‘data revolution’ for the urban poor

Written by Paula Lucci, research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute.  Last week the UN Independent Expert Advisory Group released its report on the ‘Data Revolution’. Appointed by the Secretary-General, this group looked into how to improve existing data on sustainable development, so that when countries in the General Assembly agree a new set of … Continue reading

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

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

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


January 1st, 2016

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