Morten Jerven Morten Jerven

Data and Accountability for the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Just came back from New York and the UNDP organized workshop and conference on Data and Accountability for Post-2015. You can browse the program and see some of the presentations here.

My sense is that despite all the talk of a ‘Data Revolution’ many central participants in the debate has still not clarified for themselves what ‘data’ means and much less what a revolution would entail. As I have expressed earlier I think we need to think more about the supply of high quality information, and discard the notion that as long as we demand evidence and wield unprecedented computing powers everything else will fall in line.

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