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Online Discussion Engaging citizens in well-being and progress statistics

29 March 2014 | citizen engagement, gdp, good practice, statistics, well-being

Wikiprogress and partners will be hosting an online discussion on the role of citizen engagement in the development and use of well-being and progress statistics, from 22 until 30 April 2014.  ...

Vacancy: Measure of America: STATISTICAL CONSULTANT (Deadline March 28th 2014)

17 March 2014 | consultancy, data collection, methodology, statistics, vacancy

Description: The Statistical Consultant will contribute to the goal of establishing and maintaining Measure of America as a center of statistical excellence on issues of well-being and access to...

Long Road Ahead for Gender Equality in Pakistan

10 March 2014 | asia pacific, democracy, gender assessment, gender development, gender equality, statistics

As the world celebrates yet another international day dedicated to acknowledge and appreciate women’s social, economic, cultural and political contributions, women in Pakistan struggle for equal...

Blog post: How sustainable is well-being? Measuring resources for the future

16 December 2013 | data, oecd, statistics, sustainability, well-being

"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” So said Søren Kierkegaard.  It is certainly easier to make sense of events with hindsight. The financial crisis that began in...

Blog-post l A bottom-up data revolution for post-2015

11 December 2013 | blogpost, citizen empowerment, data-revolution, developing nations, post-2015, statistics

"This post was inspired by the blog series ‘What kind of ‘data revolution’ do we need for post-2015?’ on  - and now cross posted there too! -

Release l Mexico Peace Index Report

02 December 2013 | corruption, gdp, index, judicial system, latin america, nat index, peace, statistics

The 2013 Mexico Peace Index Report analyses peace in Mexico over the last decade and identifies the key socio-economic factors associated with peace and violence.  The Mexico Peace Index shows that...

Seminar l Engineering a Development "Data Revolution" at the 2013 UN General Assembly

11 September 2013 | capacity, data, data-revolution, post-2015, statistical indicators, statistics, targets

It is now well-recognised that statisticians only played a minor role in the process of defining the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the setting of targets. Indeed, the building of...

UNHCR 2012 refugee statistics: full data

31 July 2013 | displacement, global assessment, refugees, statistics

The total number of people forcibly displaced worldwide has reached 45.2m people, the highest level in almost 20 years, according to a report published today by the UN's High Commission for Refugees...

Visualising Data l A big collection of sites and services for accessing data

26 July 2013 | data, gov-data, public data, statistics

This collection presents the key sites that provide data, whether through curated collections, offering access under the Open Data movement or through Software/Data-as-a-Service platforms. Please...

Blogpost l You Say You Want a (Data) Revolution?

25 July 2013 | big data, blogpost, data, data-revolution, open data, post-2015, statistics

The long-awaited high-level panel report on the post-2015 development agenda called for a “data revolution” and proposes a new international initiative to get the job done.  The proposed public-...

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