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Latest blog posts
Artificial intelligence for public good
DI's Claudia Wells explains how artificial intelligence (AI) could be used to enhance data systems in low- and middle-income countries while outlining the ethical considerations that must be taken into account when harnessing this technology.
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?
The price of poverty: interpreting the updated extreme poverty line
In 2022, the World Bank updated the extreme poverty line; Zach Christensen makes sense of what this means for understanding how people experience poverty.
Martin Ravallion's contribution to poverty reduction: a tribute
Martin Ravallion, the architect of the extreme poverty line, passed away on 24 December 2022. Deborah Hardoon looks at his impact on DI’s work, and pays tribute to him
The data behind the debate over Uganda’s income status
DI's Zach Christensen and Dean Breed look into the contested statistics behind the dispute between UBOS and the World Bank about Uganda's income status.
Action on poverty and inequality needs locally owned data
Reflecting on the recent OECD-DAC Community of Practice on Poverty and Inequalities meeting, Deborah Hardoon explains why locally owned data on people, finance and risk is essential to taking action on rising poverty and inequality.
To leave no one behind, we must use data to address climate inequalities
As climate change compounds and exacerbates global inequalities, DI’s Deborah Hardoon explains how data can be used to protect those most vulnerable to its impacts.
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
Improving statistical capacity and data literacy in Somalia
Guest author Sharmarke Farah, Director-General of the Somali National Bureau of Statistics, reflects on the progress his young agency has made and how a newly launched learning platform will play an important role in continuing to improve data literacy in Somalia.