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Household surveys: do competing standards serve country needs?

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Household surveys: do competing standards serve country needs?

     Household surveys are currently the most important data source for a range of key demographic and socioeconomic statistics in developing countries. They are the most effecti ...

     Household surveys are currently the most important data source for a range of key demographic and socioeconomic statistics in developing countries. They are the most effective method of filling the vacuums that exist because of a lack of credible data from more sustainable ...

Small island developing states: a case study of standards in defining supranational regions and groupings

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Small island developing states: a case study of standards in defining supranational regions and groupings

     The original definition of SIDS from the United Nations conference in Rio de Janerio in 1992 described them as “low-lying coastal countries that share similar sustainable ...

     The original definition of SIDS from the United Nations conference in Rio de Janerio in 1992 described them as “low-lying coastal countries that share similar sustainable development challenges, including population, limited resources, susceptibility to natural disasters ...

Sustainable Development Goals, seen through the perspective of data standards

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Sustainable Development Goals, seen through the perspective of data standards

I have just completed the first of a series of discussion papers for our Joined-up Data Standards project. Finding a way to talk about standards in a language that is accessible an ...

I have just completed the first of a series of discussion papers for our Joined-up Data Standards project. Finding a way to talk about standards in a language that is accessible and relevant is an interesting challenge. Taking a broad overview of the new Sustainable Development G ...

Sustainable Development Goal 2: joining-up standards for ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture

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Sustainable Development Goal 2: joining-up standards for ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture

     SDG2 is an ambitious goal that combines the problems of hunger, food security and sustainable agriculture. It is perhaps not surprising that consultations on its content, ...

     SDG2 is an ambitious goal that combines the problems of hunger, food security and sustainable agriculture. It is perhaps not surprising that consultations on its content, led by the FAO, are ongoing and in February 2016 major changes are still being introduced. Ten of th ...

Monitoring the SDGs: getting the data to talk

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Monitoring the SDGs: getting the data to talk

How do the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs/Global Goals) differ? Where exactly are the gaps, overlaps and clashes between the two framew ...

How do the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs/Global Goals) differ? Where exactly are the gaps, overlaps and clashes between the two frameworks? How are national and international information systems going to manage the transition from mon ...