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A Data Revolution for Poverty Eradication

The High Level Panel on the Post–2015 Development Agenda called for a data revolution for sustainable development, with a new international initiative to improve the quality of statistics and information available to citizens.

The Panel recommended actively taking advantage of new technology, crowd sourcing, and improved connectivity to empower people with information on the progress towards the targets.

Development Initiatives believes there a number of steps that should be put in place in order to deliver the ambition set out by the Panel. They are as follows:

Step 1: Sell the vision and develop political commitment

Step 2: Lots of data already exists. We should improve it.

Step 3: Joined up data will lead to usable information

Step 4: Realise the potential of new sources of data and new approaches

Step 5: Build the capacity to create and use data

Our briefing explores these points in more depth.

- Andrew Palmer, September 25, 2013