Media Review

UNFPA mourns passing of Executive Director

“With profound sadness, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announces that its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, passed away suddenly at his home last night.  He was 68 years old.”

UNFPA

Globalisation: Don’t patch it up, shake it up

“In recent months, many voices–including the OECD’s–have expressed a resolve to “fix” globalisation amid a worldwide backlash.  Understandably, such calls are being met with mistrust. The suspicion is that “the global elite” are tempted by Tancredi’s tack: make superficial changes to avoid upheaval of the order that works so well for some.”

OECD

The African Union is on a mission to transform the continent by 2063. This is what you need to know

“With challenges such as Brexit and more general clampdowns on free movement, the future of the European Union is fraught with uncertainty.”

WEF

Universal basic income would fail to cut poverty, says OECD

“A universal basic income paid at a flat rate to all citizens would fail to reduce poverty levels in advanced economies and require substantially”

Financial Times

Global Economic Outlook: Better, but not good enough

“Global growth is projected to rise modestly from 3% in 2016 to just over 3½ per cent by 2018 in our latest Economic Outlook. The mood in the global economy has brightened during the past year, with confidence indicators and industrial production increasing, and investment and trade picking up from low levels. Growth is broad-based, including among major commodity producers.”

OECD

Development is not a science and cannot be measured. That is not a bad thing

“The obsession with measuring impact is paralysing aid workers. There is no way to fully understand the impact of development”

The Guardian

The Importance Of Data Quality -- Good, Bad Or Ugly

“As organizations look to adopt the new wave of coming technologies, like automation, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, their success in doing so and their ability to differentiate themselves in those spaces will be dependent upon their ability to get data management right. This will become increasingly important as connected devices and sensors proliferate, causing an exponential growth in data — and a commensurate growth in opportunity to exploit the data.”

Forbes

 

Reports:

 

Open Data: Differences and Implications across Countries

 

World Bank

Beyond the Arab Spring: Will economic and security challenges further test Tunisia’s democracy?

Afrobarometer

The African Economic Outlook: Entrepreneurship and Industrialisation

African Economic Outlook

Global Peace Index 2017

 Vision of Humanity

Global Economic Outlook, June 2017

OECD

 

Data visualisation:

Dix graphiques qui illustrent les inégalités en France

Le Monde

 

Event:

Data for Development in Africa

This event will be co-hosted by the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, the Governments of Kenya and Sierra Leone, and Safaricom, in collaboration with the African Development Bank, the UN Economic Commission for Africa, and the Governments of Ghana, Senegal, and Tanzania.

29 – 30 June 2017

Nairobi, Kenya

 

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