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Claire Melamed, ODI's Director of Poverty and Inequality, writes on the success of the Cartagena Data Festival in bringing together governments, companies and NGOs for a conversation about the data revolution and using data to improve people's lives.
For International Workers' Day Timothy Webster, Multimedia Coordinator at Development Progress, tells the personal stories of three women experiencing the transformation of employment in Sri Lanka first-hand.
Laura Rodriguez, author of our recent case study on employment in Uganda, writes for USAID's Market Systems blog on the progress Uganda has made in providing productive employment for its citizens.
What could the data revolution mean for citizens? Lead author of our new report on data for development, Elizabeth Stuart, argues that it could radically change the power dynamics between people, governments and the private sector.
Stay up to date with the latest media, blogs, resources and more from the Cartagena Data Festival.
Joan Stott, Senior Public Financial Management Specialist at the Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI), writes on the role of Official Development Assistance in financing the future and the importance of the Use of Country Systems in reporting on what is funded.
Tom Berliner, co-author of our new report on the data revolution, writes on the potential for gathering good data in the toughest of circumstances. The example of Myanmar's new census – the first for over 30 years – shows how major political and technical challenges can be overcome so that the data revolution reaches the most marginalised.
Elizabeth Stuart blogs on why data gaps matter for governments. Tackling them is important not just because they hinder the ability to measure progress, but because they're often a part of what's actually hindering progress as well.
As the world constructs the next phase of development and poverty reduction, Jonathan Glennie and José Antonio Alonso propose four criteria to help to define what should be considered development cooperation based on their new report for the UN's Development Cooperation Forum.
Following the 'Leave No One Behind' event at the UN last week, Elizabeth Stuart summarises her three proposals for how governments can reach the most marginalised communities and turn 'leave no one behind' from rhetoric into reality.