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Latest blog posts
Data Governance: Do all global problems require global solutions?
DI's Bill Anderson highlights some of the complexities in aiming for a global consensus on data governance, and shares our data governance database as part of DI's commitment to digital public goods.
SDG learnings from the World Data Forum in Hangzhou: Falling between stools and masters
Are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) trying to be too many things to too many people? Is this the reason for the challenges documented in our recent discussion paper on the SDG monitoring framework?
Why good data is key to unlocking gender equality
Fionna Smyth, DI’s Director of Growth and External Relations, shares her experiences of how data-driven solutions can support progress towards gender equality.
Common challenges, differentiated impacts
World crises do not impact countries in the same way. This blog looks at the effects of conflict, climate change and the energy transition on African nations.
Data kitchens – putting users at the centre of development solutions
Following the 53rd session of the UN Statistical Commission, DI’s Claudia Wells unpacks what putting users at the heart of data solutions really means
The role of communities in delivering data to leave no one behind
Ensuring everyone’s voice is heard means collecting new data via new processes. We must invest in and use citizen- and community-generated data from CSOs.
Using near real-time data on aid flows: Lessons learnt
Bill Anderson shares lessons learnt from DI’s recent experience using near real-time data to examine donor response to the Covid-19 pandemic, highlighting an urgent need for timely, disaggregated data.
How to track ODA to gender-based violence (GBV) responses
Amanda Thomas and Carina Chicet outline how we can use a keyword methodology to track ODA to gender-based violence (GBV) responses, and ensure more transparent reporting.