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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 ...

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 ...

Friday Lunchtime Lecture at the Open Data Institute: Why joined-up data is a political, not technical, challenge

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Friday Lunchtime Lecture at the Open Data Institute: Why joined-up data is a political, not technical, challenge

More data is being produced than ever before, and more and more of it is becoming openly available. Open data has great potential to help drive poverty eradication and improve glob ...

More data is being produced than ever before, and more and more of it is becoming openly available. Open data has great potential to help drive poverty eradication and improve global development outcomes. Data usage, however, remains relatively low. In the UK, for instance, a thi ...