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SEMIC Conference – reflections on the potentially transferable lessons

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SEMIC Conference – reflections on the potentially transferable lessons

“If we don’t have interoperable solutions we could not do our work, we could not invent the future” said Markku Markkula, President of the European Committee of the Regions, in his ...

“If we don’t have interoperable solutions we could not do our work, we could not invent the future” said Markku Markkula, President of the European Committee of the Regions, in his closing speech at the Semantic Interoperability Conference (SEMIC 2017) in Malta a few weeks ago. ...

Joining up data in the humanitarian–development nexus: Why does it matter?

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Joining up data in the humanitarian–development nexus: Why does it matter?

This article was originally published on Silofighters, the United Nations Development Group blog. Imagine living in a community that faces poverty and vulnerability and has limi ...

This article was originally published on Silofighters, the United Nations Development Group blog. Imagine living in a community that faces poverty and vulnerability and has limited resilience to shocks. Your livelihood is dependent on subsistence farming in a region that is vu ...

The not-so-simple world of deflators

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The not-so-simple world of deflators

If you need to do international comparisons of financial values over a number of years it makes sense to compare their actual spending power, which varies from year to year accordi ...

If you need to do international comparisons of financial values over a number of years it makes sense to compare their actual spending power, which varies from year to year according to changing prices and exchange rates. Welcome to the world of deflators - economic metrics that ...

Understanding interoperability: joining up data to meet the Sustainable Development Goals

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Understanding interoperability: joining up data to meet the Sustainable Development Goals

This presentation showcases the vital importance of interoperable data in planning and monitoring the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals.  

This presentation showcases the vital importance of interoperable data in planning and monitoring the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals.  

We live in a world full of data. But what’s the point if none of it joins up?

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We live in a world full of data. But what’s the point if none of it joins up?

This article was originally published by Thomson Reuters Foundation News on Thursday, 8 December 2016 11:08 GMT * Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and ...

This article was originally published by Thomson Reuters Foundation News on Thursday, 8 December 2016 11:08 GMT * Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. by Harpinder Collacott | @pincollacott | Development Initiat ...

Why was IODC2016 important for Joined-Up Data Standards?

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Why was IODC2016 important for Joined-Up Data Standards?

      In July this year we launched a consultation paper aimed at starting a discussion on what technical and political solutions to joined-up data challenges could look like at a ...

      In July this year we launched a consultation paper aimed at starting a discussion on what technical and political solutions to joined-up data challenges could look like at a global level. As part of the ongoing consultation process we recently held and took part in a numbe ...

International Open Data Conference, extractives sector and Joined-up Data Standards

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International Open Data Conference, extractives sector and Joined-up Data Standards

Prior to the International Open Data Conference in Madrid, I was invited by the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) to participate in the extractives data deep-dive. Durin ...

Prior to the International Open Data Conference in Madrid, I was invited by the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) to participate in the extractives data deep-dive. During this event data users and experts discussed how to best visualise an emerging data story, investig ...