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Blogpost: What are the barriers for using Beyond-GDP indicators?

25 March 2014 | blogpost, gdp, indicators, well-being

This blog, written by Dora Almassy, is about the current BRAINPOol project and the barriers the project has found in trying to establish alternative indicators beyond GDP. The post is a part of the...

Call for Contributors: The Money, Politics and Transparency Project

21 March 2014 | call for contributors, evidence-based, fiscal management, indicators, legislation, methodology

Global Integrity is embarking on a partnership with the Sunlight Foundation and the Electoral Integrity Project to launch the Money, Politics and Transparency Project.  Our goal for this multi-year...

Good Governance as a Post-2015 Millennium Development Goal

11 March 2014 | economic dev, good governance, indicators, post-2015

The World Bank noted, in a 1989 report, that “underlying the litany of Africa’s development problems is a crisis of governance.” Although matters have improved since 1989, lower debt and more...

Public Consultation on Indicators for Sustainable Development – UNSDSN wants your comments!

20 February 2014 | indicators, post-2015, public-consultation, sdgs, sustainable dev

Following the release of UN SDSN’s report, An Action Agenda for Sustainable Development in June 2013 on the post-2015 framework, it has released a new draft report with an integrated framework of 100...

Indonesia: Spicing up research on sub-national development through open data: Indonesia Data for Policy and Economic Research (INDO-DAPOER)

17 February 2014 | asia pacific, blogpost, indicators, open data, sub-national

It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. – Sherlock Holmes. It's a game changer for those...

Leaving no one behind: improving data to monitor progress in slum areas

12 February 2014 | data deficit, indicators, measurement, post-2015, poverty, urban governance, well-being

Let’s say we wanted to find out whether poor people in slums have seen improvements in their living conditions over the past 15 years. It should be pretty straightforward, right? Looking at how slum...

Blog-post: Urban quality of life – concepts and measurements

07 February 2014 | blogpost, global indices, indicators, measure progress, post-2015, urban governance, well-being measurements

Almost 1 billion people currently live in slums, and this number is expected to grow by nearly 500 million by 2020 - if we're to ensure that no one is left behind in the future development agenda, we...

Conference:Beyond GDP – from measurement to politics and policy -

03 February 2014 | alternative indicators, gdp, indicators, policy making, well-being

This is the final conference of BRAINPOoL (Bringing Alternative Indicators into Policy), an EU-funded project looking at the barriers to, and opportunities for the use of Beyond GDP indicators in...

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: How should we measure quality of life in urban centres?

31 January 2014 | blogpost, indicators, measure progress, measurement, urban governance

This blog, written by David Satterthwaite with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), discusses what indicators are needed in order to assess the quality of life of the...

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