Media Review

IMF and Germany Expand Capacity Development Partnership in Africa

« The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) have strengthened their cooperation on capacity development (CD) in Africa. »

IMF

Tackling Non-Inclusive Growth

« Rigorous research on the causes and consequences of unequally distributed growth is necessary to identify solutions. But the best analysis means little in the absence of hands-on consensus-building and political engagement. »

Project Syndicate

Bill Gates says progress on the SDGs is possible but not inevitable

« “Goalkeepers: The Stories Behind the Data,” was produced in partnership between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, which received $279 million from the Gates Foundation earlier this year, building on the $105 million grant that stood up the effort a decade ago »

Devex

Sustainable Development Goals: two years in, we need the right incentives

« Two years ago, the United Nations unanimously adopted ‘a bold new global agenda to end poverty by 2030 and pursue a sustainable future’. This 15-year development agenda set 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) spanning 169 targets monitored by 244 indicators – a challenging task that can only be achieved with extensive and intensive use of data. »

ODI

Statistician Advocates Data Revolution In Voters’ Registration

« Abuja – A statistician, Prof. Kayode Ayinde, has advocated data revolution that will change the process of periodic voters registration to a frequent registration, to enhance organised electoral process. »

Sundiata Post

The WDR 2018: Learning for All, All for Learning

« As Yogi Berra said, “It is hard to make predictions, especially about the future.” It is true some things are hard to predict, even as they are about to happen: few in 1988 predicted the fall of the Berlin Wall; few in 2009 saw the Arab Spring coming; few in the midst of the Cultural Revolution predicted the incredible economic rise of China. »

CGD

Measuring Progress towards Health SDGs: Great Effort, More Needed

« Earlier this month, the first analysis of countries’ progress towards attaining the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was published in the Lancet. The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) used Global Burden of Disease Data (GBD 2016) to create an index for 37 (out of 50) health-related SDG indicators between 1990–2016, for a total of 188 countries. »

CGD

Lawmakers mulling evidence-based policymaking to help agencies tell stories with data

« Amid the heated Capitol Hill debates on health care, tax reform and agency funding, lawmakers are actively working on legislation improving how policies are made and to learn how well federal programs work, with the help of government data. »

Federal news radio

Where Are the Gender Data? Three Steps to Better Data and Closing Gaps

« Gender data are essential. How else are we going to monitor progress in the wellbeing of women and girls? »

CGD

Britain’s census matters. Can we boost participation and save money?

« The Office for National Statistics (ONS) plays a vital role in British life. Without ONS statistics, government and local authorities would not be able to calculate or understand inflation, immigration, or employment reliably, nor could government design and implement effective policies to manage those issues. »

Behavioural Insights

Report:

Five Approaches to Doing Better in Foreign Assistance during Times of Budget Cutting

Center for Global Development

Visualization:

A crisis in learning: 9 charts from the 2018 World Development Report

World Bnak

Events:

2017 International Conference on the Sustainable Development Goals Statistics

04 – 06/10, Manila

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