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Where Did Press Freedom Suffer Most in 2013?

07 March 2014 | censorship, data, global index, internet, press freedom

This month the Committee to Protect Journalists released its annual analysis of Attacks on the Press, including a “Risk List” of the places where press freedom suffered most in 2013. As you might...

Free webinar series: Part 2 How can the transparency of political finance be enhanced when we don’t have reliable government data?

25 February 2014 | data, election, political financing, technology, tools, transparency, webinar

Money is an inescapable part of political campaigns all around the world. And while many governments commit themselves to openness, a vital piece of the transparency agenda--party and campaign...

Blog Post: Toward a Big Data Revolution for Sustainable Development

20 February 2014 | blogpost, data, data-revolution, measurement, sustainable dev

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...

Blog post: Women's civic and political participation: where are the data gaps?

18 February 2014 | blogpost, data, data deficit, political participation, women-in-parliament

This blog, written by Wikigender Coordinator Estelle Loiseau, gives some highlights of the Wikigender online discussion on "Data Gaps on Gender Equality", which in its last week focused on the civic...

Data Revolution: Development's Next Frontier

06 February 2014 | data, data-revolution, survey

Governments have been collecting data on their citizens almost from the first moment that they came into being. Data was needed to determine what was out there that could be extracted: The Egyptian...

Development data: how accurate are the figures?

04 February 2014 | data, data-revolution, maternal health, mdg5, post-2015

You know a lot less than you think you do. Around 1.22 billion people live on less than a $1.25 (75p) day? Maybe, maybe not. Malaria deaths fell by 49% in Africa between 2000 and 2013? Perhaps....

Blog-post: Is big data a silver bullet for development?

03 February 2014 | big data, blogpost, data, data-revolution, governance, indicators, post-2015

I’m at a three-day workshop on data and accountability for the post-2015 development agenda, hosted by the UN Development Programme (UNDP). I’m joined by a sizeable contingent of statisticians as...

Blog-post: Data revolution for Sustainable Development

03 February 2014 | blogpost, data, data-revolution, goals, measurement, post-2015, targets

The call of the UN’s High Level Panel on Post-2015 for a ‘data revolution’ is gaining momentum. But what does this call for a data revolution mean?  It means many things:   building on the wealth...

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

22 January 2014 | blogpost, data, data-revolution, goals, indicators, measurement, post-2015, targets

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...

Online Discussion: Data Gaps on Gender Equality

22 January 2014 | data, gender assessment, gender equality, mdgs, post-2015

Wikigender, the UN Foundation, Health Behaviour in School-Aged Children (HBSC), the EU-LAC Foundation, European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), ECLAC and PARIS21 would like to hear your views...

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