Category Archives: MDG

Writing about a data revolution: A critique in four venn diagrams

The UN Secretary-General’s Independent Expert Advisory Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development (IEAG) have completed their report.  “A world that counts” is a cleverly crafted motivational manifest.  But it is not a practical roadmap on how to apply … Continue reading

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How much will the Data Revolution cost?

What used to be 8 Millennium Development Goals are now 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The list of targets has ballooned from 18 to 169. The final list of indicators has not yet been determined. My estimate suggest that just the … Continue reading

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Missing and old MDG data

There is some good news, search and there is some bad news. The bad news is that the MDG report is based on old and missing data. The good news is that Keiko Osaki-Tomita, chief of the demographic and social … Continue reading

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Data and Accountability for the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Just came back from New York and the UNDP organized workshop and conference on Data and Accountability for Post-2015. You can browse the program and see some of the presentations here. My sense is that despite all the talk of … Continue reading

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Towards a new agenda for data for development in Africa

I lay out some key points in this opinion piece for Local First. I discuss more of this in the speech I should have delivered at UNECA last week, ailment but then I  was stopped (in my tracks as Lehohla … Continue reading

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