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Blog-post: Unpacking the data revolution at the country level

Posted date: 
Wed, 01/22/2014
Source of the information: - what comes after the MDGs?

As the 2015 target date of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, deliberations and negotiations are intensifying on what the successor framework should be.   As this blog series is demonstrating, the need for a “data revolution” is gaining considerable traction in policy circles. The revolution, it is hoped, will enhance the quality, quantity and accessibility of information available to monitor economic, social and environmental performance at the national and global levels.  This should enable governments and decision makers to track development progress better and make more informed policy decisions, as well as equip people with the information and evidence they need to hold their governments to account.  

To contribute to this effort, the Centre for Policy Dialogue and The North-South Institute, in association with the Southern Voice on Post-MDG International Development Goals, are leading an initiative called “Unpacking the Data Revolution at the Country Level: An Early Examination of Candidate Post-2015 Goals, Targets and Indicators" (...)