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This Week: Data is a Means to Progress, Not an End

Jorge Martin / Development Progress

Many might question why so many are pushing for a data revolution when there are so many other issues and disparities in the world. But that is exactly why it is so important. Data is knowledge, and we all know, knowledge is power. Putting the right data in the right hands can mean powerful change,

NEW ‘MARKETPLACE OF IDEAS FOR POLICY CHANGE’ REPORT SHOWS HOW EXTERNAL SOURCES OF ANALYSIS AND ADVICE SHAPE REFORMS IN LOW AND MIDDLE INCOME COUNTRIES

Despite the considerable time, money, and effort expended by donors, international organizations, and NGOs to influence policy change in low and middle income countries, there is a lack of understanding about how they can most effectively influence reform efforts on the ground.  In a new report launched today,

This Week: Embracing Development Cooperation in the Post-2015 Agenda

The Post-2015 Development Agenda is at the forefront of conversation in international development circles. The so-called SDG's have been, and continue to be, discussed, delineated and heavily debated in the lead-up to the expiration of the currently instated MDG's.

This Week: Come Say Hi at Cartagena!

www.cartagenadatafest2015.org

Today starts the Cartagena Data Festival, which is bringing together various types of stakeholders to discuss in person the topics and issues around the data revolution that we have all been talking about in our offices and online.

This Week: Antarctica Heats Up, While Tanzania Freezes Data Publication

(Photo: Antarctica by Flickr user Tak)

Many people took to social media when word got out that it was warmer in Antarctica, at a whopping 63 degrees Fahrenheit, a record temperature for them and a record for number of people who wish they were in Antarctica.

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This Week: MOOCs, Maps & Robots, Oh My!

Today the new World Bank Citizen Engagement MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) starts, and with it we’ll hopefully see a few new ideas and projects to further citizen engagement from those participating in Track 2 (the Policy and Leadership track). If you’re eager to learn more about Citizen Engagement but aren’t ready to plan a project,

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