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We need to solve real-world problems in a joined-up way

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We need to solve real-world problems in a joined-up way

with contributions from Bill Anderson About two-and-a-half years ago, Development Initiatives and Publish What You Fund launched the Joined-Up Data Standards (JUDS) project, fun ...

with contributions from Bill Anderson About two-and-a-half years ago, Development Initiatives and Publish What You Fund launched the Joined-Up Data Standards (JUDS) project, funded by the Omidyar Network. Our aim was to foster international collaboration to make commonly used ...

How to measure disability: survey usability versus usefulness

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How to measure disability: survey usability versus usefulness

The concept of disability is complex and its definition often changes depending on who you ask. A comprehensive view of disability should include functions and structure, limitatio ...

The concept of disability is complex and its definition often changes depending on who you ask. A comprehensive view of disability should include functions and structure, limitations in activities or restrictions in participation as well as characteristics of both the person and ...

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 ...

Making the case for joined-up data: a data story from Kenya

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Making the case for joined-up data: a data story from Kenya

What are the benefits of joining up data? How could joined-up data help government departments and others monitor progress and direct future spending effectively? In this video ...

What are the benefits of joining up data? How could joined-up data help government departments and others monitor progress and direct future spending effectively? In this video - the second in our series on joined-up data - we use a data story from within the Kenyan Ministry o ...

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 ...