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Cartagena Data Festival attendees
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Friday 1st May, 2015

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.

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Workers at their stations on the garment production line. ILO/M.Crozet
b.tritton
Thursday 30th April, 2015

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.

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Photo by William Vest-Lillesøe (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
Chris Little
Wednesday 22nd April, 2015

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.

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Participatory climate-service and information training in Tanzania – Celia Schubert for CCAFS (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
Chris Little
Wednesday 22nd April, 2015

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.

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Live illustration at the Cartagena Data Festival
Chris Little
Tuesday 21st April, 2015

Stay up to date with the latest media, blogs, resources and more from the Cartagena Data Festival.

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A market in Accra - Francisco Anzola (Creative Commons, licensed via Flickr)
b.tritton
Tuesday 21st April, 2015

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.

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Young Myanmar girls in local dress - Meriem Gray / World Bank (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
Chris Little
Tuesday 21st April, 2015

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.

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Fingerprinting in the fight against tuberculosis - OperationASHA (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
Thea Cassel
Monday 20th April, 2015

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.

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People in Sri Lanka with seedlings – Dominic Sansoni for the World Bank (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
Chris Little
Thursday 9th April, 2015

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.

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Women working in the field, Ghana - Curt Carnemark for World Bank (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)
Thea Cassel
Wednesday 25th March, 2015

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.

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