Homi Kharas: Why data is key to ending poverty


In this short video, Homi Kharas, senior fellow and deputy director for the Global Economy and Development programme at the Brookings Institution, discusses why data is key to ending poverty. He commends the forthcoming Investments to End Poverty report because it starts to answer some of the questions about how money is actually being used to end poverty and how it can be used more effectively.

It is our view that a data revolution is needed to end poverty. With timely, forward-looking, disaggregated data, resources can be allocated more effectively, progress can be better monitored, and lessons can be learned about effective and efficient policies and programmes. We explore these issues further in our Investments to End Poverty report.

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