Research Report The Data Revolution and the Development Agenda
A Broader View
G. Thomas Kingsley
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The United Nations has adopted an ambitious new agenda for global development and has called for a “data revolution” to further its goals. How to mobilize this data revolution? Most of what has been written about it so far implies only the mounting of expanded surveys to track progress under each goal. This brief argues for, and outlines, a broader approach: one that gives central emphasis to the way data can be used to design and implement the initiatives and programs needed to bring about goal achievement - to using data to “make change happen,” rather than just tracking it.
Research Areas Global Issues
Tags International development and governance