Why information is power


 

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have had a dramatic impact on the services that the poorest people receive – such as access to healthcare, education and clean water – but have failed to shift power to ordinary people in the fight to end poverty.

Without an explicit push to improve the quality and timeliness of information, efforts to establish a transformational post-2015 agenda will only ever be directed at an incomplete, and potentially inaccurate, picture. Information provides the post-2015 framework with the opportunity to make a quantum leap in the way that development occurs, reducing corruption, improving services and allowing more local solutions to emerge.

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