data to leave no one behind

Is Elgeyo Marakwet County allocating resources to the health sector according to its health needs?

Data use

Matching available public resources to citizens’ needs – such as health – is critical to improving development outcomes and reducing poverty. And to allocate resources effectively, access to timely, accurate and disaggregated data on needs is key. Such data equips decision-makers to prepare effective development plans to guide provision of public services. Quality data is […]


Exploring inequalities in the health sector in Kenya: Who’s left behind?

Data use

Not everyone in Kenya has access to the same healthcare opportunities. There are considerable differences in distribution of health outcomes, health determinants and resources across counties in Kenya. Health inequalities have significant social and economic costs to the extent that they limit people’s ability to realise their full potential in terms of participating effectively in […]


Harnessing the power of data to tackle inequality and reduce poverty in Kenya

Data use

In Kenya, both county as well as national governments are key in fighting inequality and poverty reduction, but county governments particularly are experiencing huge gaps in terms of data collection, the open availability of data and analysis for evidenced-based decision-making. Additionally, some non-official actors such as NGOs face difficulties in accessing, analysing and using data […]


The care of children in data: Evidence, gaps and opportunities for change in the SDGs

Poverty

The UN global framework on sustainable development can to help change this situation. Indeed, the call for timely investment in the statistical capacity of countries to produce and use reliable disaggregated data under Sustainable Development Goal 17 has been echoed by several experts and institutions, including the Independent Expert and Advisory Group on Data Revolution […]


Leveraging interlinkages for effective implementation of SDGs

Poverty

Date Friday 14 July 2017 Time 09:00–13:00 (UTC) Location Conference room 4, UN Plaza, New York About The interlinked and indivisible nature of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires an in-depth discussion of the interconnections between the various goals and targets. There is a large body of analytical research and evidence supporting integrated policymaking, implementation […]


Leave no one behind: Ensuring inclusive SDG progress

Poverty

Date Tuesday 18 July 2017 Time 13:15–14:30 (UTC) Location Conference room 11, UN Plaza, New York About To implement Agenda 2030, governments and civil society committed to work for all people and segments of society, leaving no one behind and endeavouring to reach those furthest behind first. Many initiatives around the world are working to […]


Disability and aid spending: Can we use the DAC’s peer review mechanism to ensure aid is inclusive of persons with disabilities?

Poverty

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including the underlying aim to leave no one behind, hinges upon resources, policies and programmes focusing on the most marginalised people. Persons with disabilities have until now been left behind by the development agenda, but the SDGs include a clear commitment to better include disability. The collection and use […]


Why aid data needs to say more about persons with disabilities

Poverty

“How much aid money goes to disability-inclusive projects?” With global disability prevalence estimated at more than 15%, and with known links between disability and poverty, it’s an obvious question – all the more so in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDG) pledge to leave no one behind. On the surface, it’s a very […]