"Data for Sustainable Development"

AO: This UNDP report illustrates the positioning of "data" within development discourse as a means towards "progress".  In the wake of widespread consensus that Development with a big D a la 1980s did not work, (government open) data is now increasingly positioned as a means towards "sustainable development." In other words, it is imperative to track such progress and data is the key tracking such progress (towards national and SDGs).

The report highlights that the pending issue is: "how to transform the data revolution into a sustainable devel- opment revolution, with accelerating progress towards ending poverty, ameliorating inequality, catalyzing social inclusion and combating climate change."


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