data

Disability data in developing countries: opportunities to support inclusion

Data use

Data can be a powerful tool for understanding the challenges and opportunities faced by people with disabilities in developing countries, and for improving their welfare and access to relevant services. High-quality disability data, when accessible and used effectively, can help communities and their advocates, policymakers and local officials better understand and prioritise interventions that benefit […]


Harmonising registrations and identification in emergencies in Somalia

Humanitarian

This report studied how different humanitarian agencies in emergency contexts in Somalia are collecting, analysing, reporting and sharing data on recipients of assistance in cash transfer programmes, and what opportunities exist for harmonising data systems. The study sought to understand: the current operational policies and practices related to the collection and sharing of registration data; […]


The future of humanitarian transparency – assembling the big picture

Humanitarian

Last month we joined representatives from fellow Grand Bargain signatory organisations in The Hague at a workshop on transparency, information-sharing and data. The Centre for Humanitarian Data and Development Initiatives co-hosted the event to review progress and the future direction of the Grand Bargain’s Transparency Workstream. As part of the Grand Bargain agreement, organisations signed […]


The next step for Grand Bargain transparency – from data publication to data use

Humanitarian

Humanitarian actors have made commendable progress against the Grand Bargain transparency commitments. Three prominent aid organisations of the 59 donors and humanitarian aid organisations who have signed the agreement – the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner […]


DI to support Nepal’s first Women in Data conference

Data use

The one-day conference, which this year has the theme ‘where two superpowers meet’, will bring together an inspiring cast of female speakers, influential panellists, data professionals and aspiring young women to discuss the achievements of women who work with data, and how best to further advance female inclusion in this growing specialism. Hosted at the […]


Development cooperation for improved data

Data use

This last week has been an important one for the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC), seeing both the appointment of a new Chair and the publication of the latest edition of the Development Co-operation Report. Susanna Moorehead will bring her previous experience as British Ambassador to Ethiopia and Djibouti, and UK Permanent Representative to the […]


Five key points from Africa Statistics Week in Uganda

Data use

Between 13 and 18 November the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) marked Africa Statistics Week with a series of events in Kampala. The seven-day event is an extension of African Statistics Day, which was initiated in 1990 to raise public awareness of the importance of statistics in all aspects of socioeconomic and environmental life. The […]


New pneumonia data published on the Development Data Hub

Data use

Development Initiatives (DI) has published new data on pneumonia-related funding on their Development Data Hub, a free data visualisation tool. Visit at http://data.devinit.org/global-picture/pneumonia The new data release coincides with World Pneumonia Day (12 November) and the publication of The Missing Piece: why continued neglect of pneumonia threatens the achievement of health goals, a report featuring DI data […]


New edition of Development Data Hub launched

Data use

Development Initiatives’ Development Data Hub has launched edition 2.2 with the most recent available data on official development assistance (ODA, often referred to as aid), international finance, government finance, humanitarian assistance and vulnerability. Visit at http://data.devinit.org/ The Development Data Hub is a free data visualisation tool that provides a comprehensive online source for financial and […]


How can data really be transformative?

Data use

The second UN World Data Forum (WDF), which takes place between 22 and 24 October in Dubai, is one of the outcomes of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It has put the data and statistical community in the driving seat, conferring on them the responsibility to improve data quality and innovate at speed to support […]